Permanent Custom Folder Icon?


  1. Posts : 1,367
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
       #1

    Permanent Custom Folder Icon?


    How (if possible) can I assign a custom icon to a folder so that it will remain that folder's icon no matter where on the computer I move it to, even if I copy it to another drive (ext., flash, cd, etc.) or computer.

    thnx - and sorry if addressed elsewhere, pleas provide link.
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  2. Posts : 12,120
    Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
       #2

    Make a new folder on the desktop:

    Open notepad and copy and paste this:

    [.ShellClassInfo]
    ConfirmFileOp=0
    IconFile=Folder.ico
    IconIndex=0


    Save as desktop.ini inside the folder you are changing(look at screenshot)
    Permanent Custom Folder Icon?-save-.png


    Put a icon in the folder and name it:

    Folder.ico

    Permanent Custom Folder Icon?-test.png


    Then open Command Prompt and type:

    attrib +s C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\Desktop\FOLDER YOU ARE CHANGING
    Press enter
    Close Command Prompt

    This only works if you move and paste the folder not if you copy and paste.

    I needed to refresh my thumb drive for it to show.

    Jerry
    Last edited by Bongo; 08 Nov 2013 at 09:03.
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  3. Posts : 1,367
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    perfect - thnx Jerry!!!
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  4. Posts : 12,120
    Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
       #4

    You're welcome
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #5

    error
    Last edited by donnje; 23 May 2022 at 08:28.
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