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Windows 7: Changing the folder icon in windows 7

07 Mar 2010   #1

win 7 - vista
 
 
Changing the folder icon in windows 7

I hate the yellow icon for folders in windows 7. Is there any easy and secure way of changing it?

Thanks a lot.

Im refering to this yellow icons:




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07 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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07 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Or you can download icons and change them to what you want. (this is just a small sampling)
Colorflow 1.0 Icons
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08 Mar 2010   #4
Arc

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Grimmjow View Post
Hi Grimmjow!
I am also planning to change the folder icons (live). The tutorial can change the icons only, but vanishes the stuff inside the folder display, what is the function of windows live folder.

Is there really any way to change them other than editing imageres.dll (I dont know how to do it using restorer or resource hacker) ?
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08 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

But the Windows folder itself CANNOT be changed in 64bit.
Anyone have a fix ?
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08 Mar 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Phil,

I'm not sure what you mean, the tutorial below can changed the default folder icon of all folders in both the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 versions.

Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon
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08 Mar 2010   #7

windows 7 professional x64 bit RTM
 
 

@phil..if u don't prefer the tutorial that brink provided.U can use Iconpackager though
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08 Mar 2010   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Phil,

I'm not sure what you mean, the tutorial below can changed the default folder icon of all folders in both the 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 versions.

Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon
Hi Shawn!
I want to change the live folder icons. The tutorial Changes icons though , but doesnot display the contents of the folder, what a live folder usually dose . Due to some reason , I dont want to use stardock iconpackager.
Can you help me?
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08 Mar 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Arc,

The only way that I know how to change the folder icon and still have thumbnail previews is to use a 3rd party program that does this. While I'm sure that there are many others that do, Stardock is the only one that I know of. Hopefully someone else may know of one for you.
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08 Mar 2010   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Arc,

The only way that I know how to change the folder icon and still have thumbnail previews is to use a 3rd party program that does this. While I'm sure that there are many others that do, Stardock is the only one that I know of. Hopefully someone else may know of one for you.
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