7z shell icons
7z is a must for de/compressing files. For years winrar was my choice. I am a perfectionist about the GUI and I could not stand the 7z interface and shell icons.
My use of file compressing/archiving software is simple, compressing jpgs and tiffs, archiving website projects etc. I can safely say now that the 7z barely wins on those tasks (a few kilo to 1 mega or more - this is based on usage simple observations and not on scientific comparison).
I wouldn 't switch from winrar for the GUI thing, but where the better 7z performance didn' t the "open source" convinced me. OK, I can live with the 7z file manager GUI, but what about the shell icons?
for 32-bit and 64-bit windows systems
To install the icons...
- Copy the appropriate "7z.dll" (32-bit or 64-bit) to your clipboard.
- Locate your 7-Zip install directory. For example, Windows 7 64-bit installs at "C:\Program Files\7-Zip". It will vary depending on your setup.
- Paste the .dll appropriate file into the install directory.
- Backup the existing "7z.dll" by either moving it somewhere else or renaming it.
- Rename the .dll you pasting in to "7z.dll".
Update -- Use the excellent 7-Zip Theme Manager - http://www.7ztm.de.vu/