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Windows 7: Permanent Custom Folder Icon?

19 Feb 2013   #1
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Permanent Custom Folder Icon?

How (if possible) can I assign a custom icon to a folder so that it will remain that folder's icon no matter where on the computer I move it to, even if I copy it to another drive (ext., flash, cd, etc.) or computer.

thnx - and sorry if addressed elsewhere, pleas provide link.


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19 Feb 2013   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Make a new folder on the desktop:

Open notepad and copy and paste this:

[.ShellClassInfo]
ConfirmFileOp=0
IconFile=Folder.ico
IconIndex=0


Save as desktop.ini inside the folder you are changing(look at screenshot)
-save-.png


Put a icon in the folder and name it:

Folder.ico

-test.png


Then open Command Prompt and type:

attrib +s C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\Desktop\FOLDER YOU ARE CHANGING
Press enter
Close Command Prompt

This only works if you move and paste the folder not if you copy and paste.

I needed to refresh my thumb drive for it to show.

Jerry


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19 Feb 2013   #3
MourningStar

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

perfect - thnx Jerry!!!
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19 Feb 2013   #4
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome
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