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Windows 7: Custom folder icons

06 Oct 2009   #1
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Custom folder icons

Ive downloaded an icon pack to change the folder icons in c:\users\swarfega but I cant seem to change Contacts and Desktop since the Customise tab is missing. Is there a way to change those two?

Also are there any dynamic icons that change according to the folder's contents like what the current yellow folder icons do?


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06 Oct 2009   #2
stevecn70

Windows 7 64bit RTM
 
 

You have to edit the registry to get the customize tab back:

(OPTION TWO) User Folders - Change Default Icon

For the contacts folder it is key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{56784854-C6CB-462B-8169-88E350ACB882}\PropertyBag

In that key you should see a NoCustomize Dword with a value of 1, change to a 0 and you can now get the customize tab.

The Desktop folder properties are here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag

Edit the registry at your own risk
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06 Oct 2009   #3
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

excellent, thanks.
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06 Dec 2009   #4
konmaan

W7 RTM Build 6.1.7600.16385.090713-1255 64bit
 
 

I've windows 7 64. Did this and obtain target on desktop folders, but as far as I can tell only random folders through-out the system. Any thoughts to this matter?
Thanks
konmaan

Check that all is well. Seems I was loking at folders in the library not folders on the direct drive path. So posting for the FYI of things.
Thank You
konmaan out
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11 Nov 2010   #5
Yankie007

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevecn70 View Post
You have to edit the registry to get the customize tab back:

(OPTION TWO) User Folders - Change Default Icon

For the contacts folder it is key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{56784854-C6CB-462B-8169-88E350ACB882}\PropertyBag

In that key you should see a NoCustomize Dword with a value of 1, change to a 0 and you can now get the customize tab.

The Desktop folder properties are here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}\PropertyBag

Edit the registry at your own risk
Hi,
I'm sorry, it might sound a bit stupid but what do I do with the key so I can get the "Customize" Tab? Do I copy & paste this key somewhere?

I try to copy & paste it in the seearch bar and it made the change in the regisetry but unfortunatly it is not working. It is the same with the download button at option #1, I download it, install it but it didn't work either. Do you have an idea why it isn't working? I've seen a few people who's having the exact same issue...


Thanks in advance,

Yannik
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