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How to change the printer icon displayed in the Control Panel

How to change the printer icon displayed in the Control Panel

Printers are displayed in Control Panel\Hardware and Sound\Devices and Printers often with a vendor supplied icon.

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Guest [Entry]

"In Windows Explorer, go to:

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Device Metadata\dmrccache

And open the appropriate language-specific folder (e.g. for US it is en-us). There you will see subfolders corresponding to your installed devices. In each subfolder you'll see a folder named DeviceInformation. In that folder is the icon for your device.

You can either replace the icon itself, or you can edit the DeviceInfo.xml file and specify a different icon to use."