Replacement Icons for 7-Zip (ver3)

Posted on Friday, June 25th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

I have had quite a few people download the 7-zip icons I have created and with that a few comments to say there are missing archives and that it does not work for the 9.x series of 7-zip.

So I have now updated the zip file with new archive formats and I have tested this on Vista (32-bit and 64-bit) and Windows7 (32-bit and 64-bit) with 7-zip 9.15. Β I have now also tested the same files on Windows XP Pro 32-bit and it works just the same – so what are you waiting for? Β Update your 7-zip icons now πŸ™‚

Here is an image showing all the current archives in the set, if I am still missing some let me know and I will eventually do a version 4 πŸ™‚

7-Zip Icons version 3

7-Zip Icons version 3

Download the Icons (4.58MB), please read the README included in the archive to install properly.

EDIT: As submitted by Bruno via our comments there is an alternative set of new icons for 7zip you may be interested in using, very nice redo of the default 7zip icon set.

7zip-9.20 icons by fukayama

7zip-9.20 icons by fukayama

Visit the icons page on deviantart to download


28 Responses to “Replacement Icons for 7-Zip (ver3)”

  1. Bakr Says:

    Thanks man .

  2. Greg Says:

    Happy to provide them πŸ™‚

  3. Jonathan Says:

    Looks great on 7, however on XP/2003 they look blury. Thanks!

  4. Greg Says:

    I do not seem to have the same issue, however I have updated the set to include XP 256 colour icons so that should make them more clearer for XP πŸ™‚

  5. Shantanu Gadgil Says:

    Weird … huh ? The download for “7-zip” icons is a .ZIP file and not a .7z file! Hmm! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  6. Shantanu Says:

    Awesome work with the icons, but could you please keep the download as a .7z archive. It is kind of ironic that the download is still a .zip file and using .7z uses lesser space too!

  7. Greg Says:

    Yes I know it looks odd but to be totally honest I use 7-zip for mostly zip archives, I had one big failure with several 7z files and stopped using them since then. A more personal thing for me I guess πŸ™‚

  8. Greg Says:

    Well it is called 7-‘zip’ and not 7-‘z’ so really one could say the other way. Even so I know what your saying but I have not used 7z since a big issue I had with several archives, I now use zip or tar exclusively. It is more a personal thing πŸ™‚

  9. Shantanu Says:

    Hi Greg,
    Sorry for the double-post. After I posted the first message, I saw the “awaiting moderation” thing and then the next day there was nothing there! Thought you had deleted the first message! πŸ™‚

  10. Greg Says:

    That is fine, it is not like I get 100’s of comments anyway so your double comment makes it look like more πŸ˜›

  11. Glenn Singleton Says:

    Thanks for the icon set, are they freeware ? I would like to use the plainzip.ico in a little freeware utility I am writing.

  12. Greg Says:

    You can use them as you wish, please add a credit to my site.


  13. TaintedShirt Says:

    Just wanted to say thanks for the great icon pack. πŸ™‚

  14. david Says:

    Greg, nice icons, dude! For Windows XP, does your “Replacement Icons version 3” work OK with 7-Zip version 9.20? 9.20 came out 2010-11-18 according to the website.

  15. Greg Says:

    I have not tried it yet, I cannot see why not but I will check it when I get a chance and update if needed….. I will report back when I have done any updates.


  16. Ben Says:

    The Icons don’t seem to work all the time
    When I’m in explorer with medium icons the zip icon doesn’t work and then when I got to small icons none of them work any ideas whats going on?

    I’m running Windows 7 32bit Professional

  17. Ben Says:

    however if I do click and go to properties It still shows me the little icon

  18. Greg Says:

    Hi Ben, thanks for all your comments. I have just checked my install and I can see the icons on all views from list, details, small, medium and large icons view so yes it should work. Having said that I have not yet had a chance to test on the latest version of 7-zip, I just downloaded it and will test tomorrow and report back.

    Also please advise what OS version and 7-Zip version you have.

    Please be patient until I reply tomorrow



  19. Greg Says:

    OK I have done some more testing and for me the latest version works fine with my icons, I have none of the issues you describe and I have tested in both Windows7 and XP.

    Again if you can provide the OS you are using I can take a further look to try and replicate the issue and then figure out a fix if one is needed.



  20. Steve Says:

    Great, thanks very much for taking the time to put this together.

    &Zip is such a great little app, I don’t understand why decent icons aren’t packaged with the original .msi file.

    Anyway, thanks again. πŸ™‚

  21. Anonymous Says:

    thanks! wonderful 7zip replacement set.

    anyway, i found a tool for replacing 7 zip icons and it is using yours and various others.
    it is a very great tool and it does not violate license of the icon creators.
    to be fair, it linked the website of the authors who made the icons which includes you.

    hope this helps!

  22. Greg Says:

    Thanks for letting me know about the Theme Manager, I have now also created a post specifically about the Theme Manager available here

  23. Yaser Harara Says:

    If 7-zip would ever get high ranked, the first thing must be changed is the ugly icons, & I really encourage using Greg’s icons as they are the most good looking!

  24. Greg Says:

    Thanks Yaser πŸ™‚

  25. friend Says:

    Thanks πŸ™‚
    I also use 7ztm

  26. Anom Says:

    One error..

    @=”C:\\Program Files\\7-Zip\\icons\\lha.ico”

    There are no lha.ico
    Can you create this icon please ?

  27. Greg Says:

    Will do when I get a moment πŸ™‚

    Actually I will do a complete update soon as the theme manager someone else developed seems to be abandoned now.

  28. Greg Says:

    Seems however that more errors are being caused due to OS updates. Not sure if 7ThM is still being actively updated as it appears to have been abandoned???

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