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Windows 7: Changing Default Icon for Full Folders

21 Aug 2012   #1
Notyourlod

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Changing Default Icon for Full Folders

Recently I took to changing around the default folder icon for (what I had hoped would be) all folders on my computer. I did this by creating a "Shell Icons" key in my registry here,

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell Icons

Then creating string values labeled 4 and 5 in that key and modifying them with the pathway to the icon files I wanted. This worked perfectly on all my empty folders, but it left the full ones (displaying the type of file inside) unchanged. I've been trying to figure it out for a couple of hours and I just can't get them to change too. If I can I would rather change the settings in the registry than download a program to do it for me. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks


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26 Aug 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums Notyourlod. Have a look here:

Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

Making note of step 11. A Guy
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16 Aug 2014   #3
Charo Linnet

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your did not answer the question and step 11 does not help. The issue is how to change the "Default Full Folder" icons.
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