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Windows 7: Customizing a folder's icon?


21 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Customizing a folder's icon?

Hi All

I would like to know how you can customize the thumbnail of any folder in Widnows 7? If I right click on a folder, it doesn't give me the option to choose my own icon for that folder.

I know how to change the default icon for all windows folder, but not for a single folder.

Thank You

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21 May 2012   #2
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

This post by whs may be helpful to you :

Folder Icon - Change Default Icon

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DextrousDave View Post
Hi All

I would like to know how you can customize the thumbnail of any folder in Widnows 7 .
Customizing the thumbnail preview of any folder is even easier . You just need a jpeg image that you want to look as the thumbnail preview. Put the image in the target folver, and rename it as Folder.jpg ; that's all.
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21 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64, Ubuntu 12.04 x64 (Soon)
 
 

Yup, just right-click the folder, select the "Customize" tab. There is a option there called "Folder Icons". You can change the folder icon there. Alternatively, you can choose a picture to show in the folder, on the icon, under the "Folder pictures" option.

The icon choice is extremely restrictive, but there we go.

Hope this helps.
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21 May 2012   #4

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You won't have a customize tab if you are going into properties via a library. You have to go in via the file system.
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21 May 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Thanks Guys. Appreciate
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23 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Change Folder icon to customized one?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
You won't have a customize tab if you are going into properties via a library. You have to go in via the file system.
Thank You, but how do I do that? Doing the Folder.jpg only shows the thumbnail inside a yellow folder icon, as if you page through it. How do I change the Folder Icon for a folder that does not have a customize tab under properties?
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23 May 2012   #7
Arc

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Every folder should have it

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23 May 2012   #8

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If you look at a folder via a library you don't get the customization tab. This is a folder via my documents library.

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The same folder going via c:\users\keith\My Documents

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23 May 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you could change all your default yellow folders to something else like these

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23 May 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
changing default yellow folders

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
you could change all your default yellow folders to something else like these

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Hi. How do you do that?
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