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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.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2014   #32

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks Neutron16, perfect !!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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 ?????
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2018   #39

Windows 10 Home Premium x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
Ok, that makes sense now. What have happened is just another proove that script does it's job with conditions I have described when I uploaded it - it copies desktop.ini file from master folder to nested folders.

What I have never thought of is that system folders usually have their aliases a.k.a "LocalizedResourceName" in desktop.ini files.

Script have never actually renamed your folders. You can verify this with third party file managers like Altap Salamander.

Download it or another files manager, navigate to your master folder and make sure that all folders have their original names. Then make search in all subfolders for desktop.ini file and delete all copies of desktop.ini in nested folders (inside master folder) except one for the master folder.

Now they should return to original state. Now, I do not recommend to apply script to "system" folders like My Pictures. If you insist I can create a custom bat file for you for free - just PM me your desktop.ini file from master folder.
Thank You Neutron16 this is amazing and works to the point.

Actually, I want to ask if there is something that sources icons from a folder and randomly assigns it to the folders all over my computer. If there is something like this, please tell me about it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2018   #40

Windows 8.1
Thanks for Script

Very cool script. Worked for me in 2018 with Windows 8.1. Thank you, Neutron16
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