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Windows 7: Changing default folder Icon?

24 May 2009   #1
Cam

 
Changing default folder Icon?

I was wondering if there was a way to change the default plain folder icon to one of my choice. I want to change the color from yellow, to a transparent blue one I made in PhotoShop.


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24 May 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

You might try this.
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24 May 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Cam,

You can change the default folder (not a Library folder though) icon in Windows Explorer by using HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder when you get to step 6 in the tutorial below.

File Extension Type Icon - Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Sep 2009   #4
gobbo

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Brink,

I'm using Windows 7, but I followed your guide to changing the default folder icons for Vista. For some reason it only changes a couple of the default folders though. I disabled the thumbnail preview, I tried it with the ,0 at the end, I tried it with and without the quotations, I even tried the Types program. Nothing. Most of the folder icons are still default. And the icons I'm using are 256x256.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance.
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06 Sep 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Gobbo and Cam,

I found a way now. Here's the tutorial for how to change the default Windows 7 folder icon.

Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon
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07 Sep 2009   #6
gobbo

Windows 7
 
 

I know people say this a lot on the forums, but you're awesome Brink. Thanks
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07 Sep 2009   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

You're most welcome Gobbo.
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