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Windows 7: Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon


06 Sep 2009   #119
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

How to Change the Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

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01 Mar 2013   #120
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yeah, that is odd that it's not applied to a few random ones like that. You might see if rebuilding the icon cache and resetting the thumbnail cache may help if that's the issue.

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15 Jun 2013   #121
Yawrood22

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 
How to Change the Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

I must make a couple of comments on this Tutorial: 1) Brink, I am very grateful that someone is making an effort to help. I do appreciate it. 2) Unfortunately, some of your directions (as I find in many help pages/ tutorials / etc) are so far beyond the understanding of most people who use computers but are not operating systems or administrators experts or even knowledgeable. For example, in this tutorial, in Step 4., under Option One - you say "In the left pane, right click on the Explorer key, click New and Key". Most people are NOT even familiar with the registry let alone how it is structured. Where might one find "New" and "Key"? What about if you said something like, "from the menu . . . . . . . . ".
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15 Jun 2013   #122
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Yawrood,

Yeah, I try to make them as easy as possible to follow while at the same time trying to keep the text down to a minimum to not have so much to read. I'll add "in the context menu" to the end of that to help though.

Plus, I'm always here to help answer any questions someone may have.
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15 Jun 2013   #123
Yawrood22

Windows Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thank you so much for that response.
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15 Jun 2013   #124
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I always welcome anything that may make them more helpful.
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02 Jan 2014   #125
DanGuerrero

Windows 7
 
 

Is there a way to change the "Thumbnail Folder preview" icon ?
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02 Jan 2014   #126
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dan, and welcome to Seven Forums.

For that, you could use the method in the tutorial below instead.

Folder Icon - Change Default Icon
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16 Jan 2014   #127
keshav

Bagmati
 
 
Not Working

This method is only working when the view method is list or small icons. While making large folder view it shows the windows default folder icon. So Is there any way to fix this.
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16 Jan 2014   #128
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Keshav, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The method in the tutorial below would work better for that.

Folder Icon - Change Default Icon
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1 Week Ago   #129
xdya

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (German)
 
 

this tutorial is awesome, thank god i've found it again. i totally forgot how did i change my folder icons lol xDxD

anyway

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yawrood22 View Post
I must make a couple of comments on this Tutorial: 1) Brink, I am very grateful that someone is making an effort to help. I do appreciate it. 2) Unfortunately, some of your directions (as I find in many help pages/ tutorials / etc) are so far beyond the understanding of most people who use computers but are not operating systems or administrators experts or even knowledgeable. For example, in this tutorial, in Step 4., under Option One - you say "In the left pane, right click on the Explorer key, click New and Key". Most people are NOT even familiar with the registry let alone how it is structured. Where might one find "New" and "Key"? What about if you said something like, "from the menu . . . . . . . . ".
people who are not familiar with the registry, shouldn't really edit the registry. just saying
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