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Windows 7: How to customized icons on certain folders on Windows 7?

09 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
How to customized icons on certain folders on Windows 7?

Hi Guys,
I wanted to customized the icons on my folders but it is not as easy as I thought it would be, I'll explain. For example, Documents, My Music, My Videos & My Pictures are all Windows default folders so they're difficult to modified! When I right click on one of these folders, under the "Customize Tab", there is none option to change the Icons but I know it can be done.

The new folders i created myself like for example, my games, well all I did is right click on the folder itself and click Properties. After that, I click on the "Customize Tab", I chose "Change Icon" and I browse for my new icon that I want to add instead of the old one.

Now, my question is, do you have an idea on how to customized the Icons on these Folders ?

Thanks in advance,

Yannik A

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09 Nov 2010   #2


Are you willing to use 3rd party software? If so, you might take a look at this list of apps that can customize the system icons for you:
System Tray Icons at Customize Software Informer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x32

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10 Nov 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit

Change Windows 7 Library Icons Quickly With Library Icon Changer

It says it can change library icons with one click ... looks like it can change icons from imageres.dll too

I am to taste it just now .

EDIT : Ok ... it works !!! It's a gem of programs
Just experimenting

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11 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.

Wow, thanks a lot guys, I honestly appreciated very much!
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