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Windows 7: select new icons


18 Apr 2011   #1

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select new icons

windows 7

i want to put new icons for some of my folders, i can't seem to figure out how to do it. i'm sure i remember somehow i did it in xp

i tried advanced properties, it's not there.


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18 Apr 2011   #2

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It's on the customize tab.

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Note that this tab is not always visible. for instance if you look at a folder via a library it won't be there if you look at the same folder through the directory structure you should find it and your new icon will show in all views


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18 Apr 2011   #3

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18 Apr 2011   #4

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the customize tab does not show up for me and your explanation where to do it is a bit over my head. i'm in windows explorer; i tried in the tree on the left and on the folder on the right and neither showed a customize tab.
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18 Apr 2011   #5
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Hello RyuB,

What are the folders or full path of the folders that you are wanting to change the icon of?
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18 Apr 2011   #6

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it's in documents, subfolder My Documents (that was installed by windows) subfolder "blackberrY"' the folder has an item in is, should i maybe remove it?
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18 Apr 2011   #7
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RyuB,

Are you right clicking on this folder from within the C:\Users\User-Name\My Documents folder location, and not from within the Documents library location?
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18 Apr 2011   #8

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no, i was stupidly trying to do it within the "my documents" folder. i've gone from the c drive and that worked fine. thank you for telling me that.

sometimes i get annoyed, if i call the people who sold me the computer and ask them something like this, they won't tell me, for example i asked how to reveal hidden files and she wouldn't tell me because it was "too dangerous" lol. took me a few days and some lumberjack language to find it. i paid 2 x the price to buy from a local store instead of costco or some place like that because i thought i would get service that way.

so i'm prolly gonna be asking some dumb questions on the forums for a while til i get this new puter set up and i know where things are.

thank you ever so much for your help.
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18 Apr 2011   #9
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You're most welcome RyuB. That's what we are here for. We'll be happy to help where we can.
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19 Apr 2011   #10

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Just keep asking the questions RyuB. You will soon pick it up.
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