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Windows 7: Change Windows Folder Icon

25 Dec 2012   #1
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 
Change Windows Folder Icon

Hi,

In Windows 7, is it possible to change the Windows folder icon individually? This is possible in XP using a program called IconTweaker, which is unfortunately not compatible with Windows 7, and I have failed to find a Windows 7 equivalent.


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25 Dec 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Rand Marks, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may work for you.

Folder Icon Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Dec 2012   #3
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi, Shawn,

Unfortunately, that doesn’t work for me. The Windows folder (in the root of the C drive) has no customize tab.

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Editing desktop.ini within the Windows folder does not work, either. It is the same in Windows XP, but somehow IconTweaker is able to change the Windows folder icon all the same. I assume that the method IconTweaker uses, whatever it is, would work in Windows 7, also. I wonder what it could be.


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27 Dec 2012   #4
Forz19

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

There are many programs for changing folder icons in Windows 7, I have used two of them:-

Shedko Folderico 4 RC12 | Shedko software
Freeware, downloadable icon packs.

FolderIco
Paid and Free Versions, less icons in Free Version, no downloadable icons (that i know of ).

Hope This Helps!
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27 Dec 2012   #5
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Hi, Forz19,

Thanks for the links, but neither worked to change the icon of the Windows folder.
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29 Dec 2012   #6
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

See the Answer in this thread, might be what you needed.

How can I change the icon of the %SystemRoot% folder (C:\Windows)? - Stack Overflow

A Guy
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30 Dec 2012   #7
Rand Marks

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Wow! I was not expecting it to work, but it did. You saved my life! Thank you, A Guy!
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30 Dec 2012   #8
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Lol, I didn't know it was that serious! Glad you got it sorted

A Guy
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