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Windows 7: Change User Default Files' Icons?

18 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Change User Default Files' Icons?

Hi everyone, I was wondering if it is possible to change the icons for default folders in the user folder (My Documents, Downloads, Saved Games, etc). These folders have a different properties window that includes a "Customize" tab, but no option to change the icon.

Any help would be appreciated!
~Rjes


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18 Jan 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rjes,

Most certainly,

Option Two in the tutorial below can help show you how to.

User Folders - Change Default Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Jan 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

Hi,

Try this tutorial :

User Folders - Change Default Icon[2]=File Folder Settings

Regards,
Golden

EDIT : Oops Brink was too quick for me.
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18 Jan 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Lol
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18 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks guys! I followed the tutorial and it worked perfectly. However, It only has the option to change two of the folders. I extracted the location from the reg files and will try and see if I can find the location of the others.
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18 Jan 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Which ones were you not able to change?
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18 Jan 2011   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Oh sorry, I missed the part about opening it via computer/c/users/username. It seems it wont let you change much of anything when you open it through a shortcut (seems a little pointless to add that restriction). So I was able to change everything without problem. Thanks again for your help!
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19 Jan 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome. I'm glad that we were able to help.
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19 Jan 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64
 
 

BTW, Brink, I meant toask why is my pasted link slightly different to yours? is it because I do a search and then copy and paste the result from the browser window?
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19 Jan 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Golden,

You copied the link from with the "File Folder Settings" tutorial category, and I copied the link from the Tutorial Index page instead. Since you copied it from within categories, it included the category in the link. That's all.
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