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By Christi-Dove

Please note that the four large icon images, the cherry blossom branch and the pink frame are just decorative accents for the screenshot of the icons of the control panel, all items view, and are not actually on my control panel in that really large size.

Compiling this icon theme has been truly a labor of love. It took countless hours over a couple weeks for me to finish. The credit for these icons goes entirely to their artists who created them and not me. The talent of the icon artists truly amazes me. My mission was to put together a complete Windows 7 icon theme of Japanese and Chinese icons.

Customizing the default Windows 7 icon in the All Items Control Panel View by far took the longest. I changed around 50 just on this section alone. Several I even had to edit the registry to change since IconPackager, the main program I used to change the default Windows 7 icons, did not have the option of changing several of them. So I searched for a method to do that.

The result was this tutorial: "How to Change the Default Icons in the Windows 7 Control Panel" by Brink: [link] . This tutorial does involve editing the registry and so is for the advanced computer user who knows how to do this safely. WARNING: Manually editing your registry can cause your computer not to work if you don't know what you are doing and if you do not know how to take precautions.

Please note that due to the great number of icons in this section, except for a few, I listed the source link but not each individual icon.
* Kaori icon pack [link] and Hinode Pack [link] icon sets both by ~dunedhel
* Japanicons Pack: [link] by ~ZaKaR
* China characteristic-Mac OS icon set: [link] by ~jaywang. He gives a link to a download in ico format in the comments section.
* Local Flavor IconPackage [link] by Coco Kou on the Wincustomize website.
* Yoritsuki Icons [link] and Sakura Icons Set [link] both by ~HYBRIDWORKS
* Chinese style icons by Uriel and Nuonuo [link] as featured on Design Swan
* Japanese icons found on Mixy Mag [link] Also on (website in chinese) [link]
* clip-art website
* Phone icon [link] by Iconshock.
* Mouse Icon from Animal Icons [link] by Martin Berube
* Chinese Flag or Sign Icon from Fantastic Dream Icons [link] by ~Rokey
* Microphone icon [link] of the Mac OS X style by artua
* Cherry Blossoms icon: [link] M/Y/D/S Clipart graphics
* Decorative Accent: Cherry Blossom Branch found on My Blog Makeover Accessories

:bulletred: Click here to see the Introduction Page and Dedication.
:bulletblue: Click here to see the Desktop Screenshot.
:bulletorange: Click here to see the Start Menu, User Folder, and Libraries icons.
:bulletpink: Click here to see the Control Panel, My Computer (Computer) and My Pictures folders icons.
:bulletpurple: Click here to see the File Type icons.

I would love to know what you think about the icon theme I compiled and what your favorite icons are. Favs and constructive comments are always welcome and appreciated. Thank you for looking at this icon theme project.:wave:
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rainbowoo's avatar
Very nice! Thank you!
Christi-Dove's avatar
So sorry for my very late reply, I have not been active on deviantART for months. I am so glad you like this icon theme. As I noted above the real talent likes with the original icon artists whose icons I used to compile this theme. :butterfly:
InspirationFuse's avatar
This awesome design was featured on![link]