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


06 Sep 2009   #69
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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08 Feb 2011   #70
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Julio, and thank you.

I'm afraid that I do not know how to change the Fonts folder icon yet. You might post this in the "Customization" forum area to see if someone may already know a way though.


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14 Apr 2011   #71
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Here is how my Shell Icons look like.



There is a 29 there.

It might have been that I changed the Thumbnails on Folder Icons by using this tutorial from sevenforums.
Or maybe it is some other thing that I have changed.
Since I have this "29", do I need to change the "thumbnails off" default folder icon?
If I change the icon, will it overwrite my "thumbnails on" folder icons (they are not default windows 7)?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Apr 2011   #72
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Andre,

Number 29 is for the shortcut arrow overlay icon, and will only affect folder shortcuts. It will not have any affect on the folder icon used in this tutorial, or on thumbnail views.

Here's some more on this if you wanted to read more on it.

[VP} - Icons/Registry settings
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14 Apr 2011   #73
IMAyNeed

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Oh yes, I changed the shortcut icon.
Ok, thanks, and thanks for the link also.
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14 Apr 2011   #74
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Andre.
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21 Apr 2011   #75
avin84

64 windows 7 enterprise
 
 
Unable to see the changed folder in Save as windows

Hi,

I changed my file icons as described. works perfectly
How can I see them in the Save as window.

regards,
Avin
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21 Apr 2011   #76
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Avin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you did OPTION ONE, then you will need to also do step 11 to have them also display in the Save as type dialog windows.
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21 Apr 2011   #77
avin84

64 windows 7 enterprise
 
 
Thanks for the reply - But did not work:(

Tanks for the quick reply
Did it double checked, still does not work

regards
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Apr 2011   #78
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Avin,

Could you post a screenshot of the registry location at step 6 showing the everything entered at that location? I'll be happy to take a look to see if a mistake may have been made.

If you used a icon of your own, did you unblock it and have it saved in a location that all user account's can access (ex: c:\Users\Public\My Pictures)?
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21 Apr 2011   #79
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I just found this neat little program which may be useful in the context: IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor
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