Looking for the File Explorer icons, anyway to get them?


Smoak Wolf

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So I'm looking to get the new minimal icons from file explorer so I can use for customisation projects, however I can't for the life of me find where they are stored in Windows 11. I've tried using ico extraction software on both imageres.dll and shell.32 but they are just the standard windows icons. I've tried looking online to see if they have been posted anywhere but all the icon packs only seem to include the ico's from imageres.dll and shell.32.
Anyone have any idea?
 

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This is the result I get from scanning explorer executable.
Seems Windows 11 stores the explorer icons somewhere else? :think:
 

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I also had the same question and after a lot of searching on the internet I found out that those icons are svg files stored in these paths:

C:\Windows\SystemApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy\FileExplorerExtensions\Assets\images\contrast-standard If you use the stable version, and

C:\Windows\SystemApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.Core_cw5n1h2txyewy\FileExplorerExtensions\Assets\images\contrast-standard If you use the insider version

I want to use some of those icons to customize the icons of the toolbars of some programs I use, and the icons of the toolbars for the programs I want to customize are bmp files, the thing is that I don't know how to create bmp files with transparency.
 

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Doesn't this recent thread give the answer ?


If ever you need some general system icons, I extracted them all to ease searching.
(Mega link regularly updated)
 

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