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Windows 7: Bulk Change All Folder Icons in Single Folder or Folder Type

13 Sep 2014   #31

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack

Just wanted to thank you for this script.
Used it and it worked easy and without issues.

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24 Sep 2014   #32

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks Neutron16, perfect !!
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25 Sep 2014   #33

Are you married?

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I love this solution & joined forum just so I could download it. Are you married already? Is there a place on the forum to nominate you for something?

Hi Cameron,
I am afraid, video is not going to happen. However, I can try to walk you through steps as my post suggests.
Bulk Change All Folder Icons in Single Folder or Folder Type

First you need to create a folder custom_icon on the disk C. To do that, open MyComputer, navigate to disk C. Right click on the empty space inside Explorer window - Create - New - Folder. Than rename that New Folder to custom_icon, hit Enter. Right click on that folder - Properties - Customize tab - Change icon. Select the icon you like.

Download the script from the post, put it in the target folder where you want to make changes.
Right click the script - Run as Administrator.
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26 Apr 2015   #34


Thank you.
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08 Oct 2015   #35

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit.
Solved Bulk Change All Folder Icons in Single Folder or Folder Type


I have fallowed instructions but nothing changed.
Have had folder Movies Hd and subfolder Movies with each movie in separate folder with icon made from movie poster by IcoFix, and have decided to move all movies from Movie folder to Movies HD folder.
After that have lost all icons from separate folders Movies, returned to folder icon default.


PS. When I run script as Administrator have seen that something going on, but i am not so computer skilled to understand what.

Sorry for inconvenience just discovered that all movies have same icons....???????, icon of MoviesHD folder
created for folder C:/

Again what i done wrong ?????
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21 Dec 2015   #36

Windows 7 Home Basic x64


Thanks for your script. BTW, do we have to run the script every time we copy a new folder into the master folder or its sub folder?
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28 Apr 2017   #37

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
subirs, please delete your email from the post above.

I have created another version of my script. I does the same thing, except it copies desktop.ini file from predefined folder.

You need to create this folder first
and apply your icon to it. Then put the script in your master folder (My pictures or whatever) and start it.
DO NOT PUT ANYTHING IN C:\custom_icon\
this is a temporary folder, just to copy icon from. You can delete it once script will finish it's job.

Basically, in this case script will copy icon not from master folder but from C:\custom_icon\
Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Jul 2017   #38

Windows 10

Thanks Neutron16,

I had to sign up just to download the script and it worked beautifully

I can change all the icons in one go now!!
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