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Windows 7: Change a lot of icons with a Batch file?

24 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Change a lot of icons with a Batch file?

Here's the situation:
I've got this folder. In this folder are 643 sub-folders. I want to change the icon of all of those folders quickly, because doing it manually would be horrible.
Each folder has to have it's own icon. Not all the same one.

Currently the .ico's are in a folder with all the exact same name as the folders they need to be matched with. (if I sort by name, they'll all be in the exact same order, if that helps anything)

Mainfolder/A/ needs to have icon "A.ico"

So I've been kinda searching around and it seems things like this can (or not) be done with a batch file, and the desktop.ini. Or something...

I'm not an expert in these scripty kinda things, so that's why I'm here (:

I hope I explained it well enough, and that I don't have to sit 3 days at my desk changing 'em all and be brain-dead afterwards.



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02 Dec 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64


anyone? if it's not possible or too difficult, that's ok. It would be nice too know at least
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02 Dec 2012   #3
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

Welcome to Seven Forums Yarbone. I myself did some searching and found nothing. Suspect others do not have an answer, hence no replies. Sorry, hopefully someone who knows will still stumble upon this. A Guy
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