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Windows 7: How to change folder icon?

10 Sep 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 
How to change folder icon?

My problem is:
I have downloaded these icons that have the theme of Windows 8.
I'm changing a lot of system file icons around on my computer using the program "Default Program" it's great and all, but it doesn't support changing folder icons. I have to do it manually.

I've used two of Brinks tutorials how to change default closed folder icons and default open folder icons by using Regedit. Now I have one problem. I can't find a tutorial to change the folders icons that have the files and or pictures sticking out of them. You will see in the photo I have attached to this thread.

Thank you in advance! (:



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10 Sep 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

At the risk of appearing incredibly sarcastic:

Let me google that for you
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10 Sep 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Don't even. I have been using Google on this for the last hour. I haven't made any progress. It says if -right click a folder -> properties -> customize -> change icon- that it will change them all. Well it doesn't. It changes that one in particular.

Edit: I've changed the empty folder icons and open and closed left navigational pane folders using Regedit. I just don't know how to change the ones with the thumbnail previews sticking out with out individually doing every single one.
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10 Sep 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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10 Sep 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

My apologies, didn't take the time to verify the links from my own link but others have commented on them saying it doesn't work, and I just tested it myself.

A brief caution, the link provided by sk0t0s will work, but will change all folders globally.
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10 Sep 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I tried sk0t0s option. It did not work for icons a bigger size. I have to lower the size for them to take action. I have figured out why. Earlier, I remember the icon I used for that is not the size recommended, which was 256x256. It is a lower size and that's why when I zoom in, it does not take effect. My apologies. Thank you for your time.
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10 Sep 2012   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

Error: I still get regular folder icons while zoomed in more than "small icons" in the "change your view" options.
Is there away where I can just disable thumbnails from sticking out of my folders? Just change the thumbnail folder icon to like a blank folder (nothing in it) icon all at once?
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10 Sep 2012   #8

Windows 7
 
 

CosmicPoptart, what happens if you right-click on the folder, select Properties > Customize > Change Icon...?

Can you not change the folder icons this way?
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10 Sep 2012   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
 
 

I have over one-hundred folders that appear with folders that have icons sticking out of them. That means I would have to do that to each individual one at a time.
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13 Sep 2012   #10

Windows 7
 
 

I understand. IMHO, I really do not know of another way of dealing with the situation provided that the "Default program" method doesn't work for folders displaying their contents.
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