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iPack Builder v2.2: Tool for icon customization

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Published: August 4, 2014

Bullet; Black If you  have made iPack(s) with any older version (current version is 2.2) , instead of remaking your iPack with new iPack builder, just upgrade it.

Version 2.2
Final compilation date: 09/12/2015
[-]Resolved Windows 10 bug (settings options not accessible)
[-]Fixed permission restore bug
[+]More elements theming support in the installer (Read documentation for theming guide)
[-]Reduced installer size

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What it is?

With this tool you can make icon packs installers in exe format.
The installer will work perfectly on Windows 7,8,8.1 both x86 and x64.

The idea was simple enough that we wanted to patch windows dll's exe and other things without messing around.

iPacks V/S 7tsp:

-More reliable scripting
-Faster method.
-Advance installer
-You don't need any other software to install the pack.
-Simple interface, just click on buttons and install the pack.
-Packs built with iPack Builder and for 7tsp are nearly of same size.
-7tsp cannot patch in Program files folders (only wmplayer I guess) but with iPacks you can patch in program files folder also
-iPacks are smart enough to check if x64 windows, if found x64 windows then it will patch both x86 and x64 dll files.
-You don't need to reboot every time. Installer is smart enough to detect if system requires a reboot.

A big thanks to LamiaDC :iconlamiadc:
for helping me out in testing the iPack Builder ;)

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Youtube Video Tutorial

Official iPack's:
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hafeezkelmahfoezk's avatar

Where the download link?

n9ce's avatar
When will you give support for windows 10 v1909
Rapisho's avatar

I just wanted to ask if latest version of iPack Builder v2.2 works with latest Windows 10 Update 1903.

If not I'd support the development by donating up to 50€ to get a working version of it that can handle latest Windows 10 version, as I plan to create one or probably multiple Icon Packs with high quality Icons.

Barrierloss's avatar
Hey Mr. Blade, I was wondering if there's any way to use your iPack builder (or any other tool for that matter) to unpack the .ico files from iPack files that are already packaged, or even just to have the iPack installer programs place them into a folder rather than the windows .dlls. I'm asking because I tend to manually decide on icons on a folder or program basis, and I have explored this software (which is awesome by the way) for the option as well as trying to dig into the iPack files with 7zip in every way I've been able to think of and it can't seem to be done easily.

If this isn't possible then that's totally fine, I just figued I would ask the man himself to see! If I am desperate enough to pull the icons I can always use my VM :).

Either way, keep up the great work!!
lWHiTEl's avatar
Smth happened and packs don't  work now. Any idea sir? Thx..
beq24's avatar
Please update version win 10 version 1709 :D (Big Grin) 
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If people are still using this then I will release an update for this. Please PM me regarding this like what's the issue etc?
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Will you update support Windows 10 Creators Update ?
StArL0rd84's avatar
hmm Malwarebytes does not like your site provided in the link
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dublusto's avatar
link down :/ the alternativ down . can u make please up ? Thanks a lot !
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Link updated! Thank you for letting me know. :handshake:
edark27's avatar
Hi, im trying to extract and replace some icons from neiio's "Vertex IconPack", i've looked in my project folder created by IPack builder, and the .res files are not there. Is what i'm trying to do even possible? Thanks in advance.
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Yes you can extract .res files from an iPack & here's how to do it:

Version 2.1.1 and above can be used to extract iPack resources. Just select modify option and then select Interface tab and look at the path of any image. see this…

My path for logo image is C:\Users\Harsimran\AppData\Local\Temp\757057675506867585\Setup files-iPack\logo.png so my .res files will be found in Temp folder under 757057675506867585 folder. Similarly you can check yours. ( open temp folder with %temp% )

Do not close iPack Builder untill you have copied your required files or else they will be deleted just after closing iPack Builder
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Hey mate just wondering if you are working on a new version for Insider Preview rs1.  It seems it doesn't work anymore.  It won't replace the files.  It's a language issue I gather.  Thanks for the awesome app.  I hope you continue support for it.  

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Thank you so much for bringing up the issue, I guess I"ll start working on it on weekend maybe you could help?
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Sure thing mate!
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shell32.dll still cannot be patched ? ty
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Shell32.dll is skipped because it is digitally signed, if that signature is modified then the windows will fail to boot. If you know any fix for this then you can share it with me :)
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I changed it manually and still work !
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anw if i am repalce icon on Shell32.dll manually its ok ?
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Hi, Is it possible for me to make a iPack for 3rd party apps like Photoshop,Chrome, 3ds max, Maya, etc..? Sorry for my noobish question.. If yes could you please tell me how to do it? I've followed your tutorial but it doesn't work in my matter.. I have made a photoshop.exe.res file only with photoshop icon from its .exe file. then put it inside Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CC2015\ but after the installation, nothing has been changed. I hope to see your reply sooner and hope for your guidance if possible. Thanks~ :)
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Don't create folders inside main folder. Just a single folder is supported. If you want to patch Photoshop icon then create a folder Adobe & place the photoshop.exe.res in that folder, now drop the folder in the iPack builder.
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Thank you very much! I will try it :)
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