When i try to change desktop icon i get the message:The file c:\Windows\system32\imageres.dll contains no icons.

I'we tried to replace it with a working imageres.dll from another PC and after doing it there were still no effect.
Icon exporting software got all the icons out from both old and the new file but Windows still thinks that the  .dll is empty.

System restore also didn't help.

Help please!


found solution by my self...

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows key was locked ("access is denied" message)  by a virus or trojan

to unlock it

start / run / regedit

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Windows

right click:permissions / advanced / owner / edit / click on your user name and then apply

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Last updated September 16, 2020 Views 31,302 Applies to: