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Windows 7: Changing folder icons win 7 home premium

07 Apr 2011   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit
Changing folder icons win 7 home premium

I've searched and found several things online that agree with the post on this forum here:
How to apply an image to a Folder

But unfortunately, the properties pane on any folder I right click on in my documents library does not have a "customize" tab!!! Folders on my desktop have the customize tab.

Yes, I'm the administrator, this is a home desktop not on a domain and fresh install of win 7.

I'm at a loss at this point.

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07 Apr 2011   #2

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit

Okay, still confused but at least I found a 'workaround'.

When I went to my documents by clicking on my computer and going through the folders instead of clicking the my documents library, I was able to change it...

**scratches head**
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09 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Once upon a time i was in your shoe though it worked for me with the "Customize" option under file/folder "Properties" but as i don't want to keep doing that for my 5 drives & more then 500 folders. So here is a simple way to do it:

or you can also check this:
Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon
Hope this help you as it did for many other se7enforum members...
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20 May 2011   #4

Win 7 Home Premium 32bit

Cool beans!

Thanks for the info.
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21 May 2011   #5
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

lajekahr, that is the way Windows 7 works. You do have to go through Users, or C:\ to get the customize tab. Sorry I missed this the 1st time

A Guy
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