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Windows 7: Folder Icons

14 Mar 2010   #1
tomween1

Windows 7 Premium, SP1 64-Bit
 
 
Folder Icons

I have tried to create some of my own folder icons, with no luck. I have taken these steps. right click blank folder on desktop, click customise. here I have chosen change icon, here I click on browse, go to pic I have saved (in picture folder) but the photo I've saved doesn't show up. My guess is the extension is wrong, so how do I fix this?

For clarification ex. blank folder I want to make it a Toshiba image instead of yellow file folder.

Thanks, Tom


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14 Mar 2010   #2
nekkidtruth

Windows 7
 
 

Take a look at this, it may help you: Change Default Folder Tutorial

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14 Mar 2010   #3
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tomween1 View Post
I have tried to create some of my own folder icons, with no luck. I have taken these steps. right click blank folder on desktop, click customise. here I have chosen change icon, here I click on browse, go to pic I have saved (in picture folder) but the photo I've saved doesn't show up. My guess is the extension is wrong, so how do I fix this?

For clarification ex. blank folder I want to make it a Toshiba image instead of yellow file folder.

Thanks, Tom
Hi Tom.
The process you are following is somehow correct. You can change your folder icon in that way for a particular folder, though the files contained in the folder would not be visible ( as it is usually happens for a folder in vista & win 7).

Just one thing you are to make sure. You have to use an image to customize the folder should have the extension .ico ; otherwise the change will not take effect. You may convert any picture format to .png using Paint ( just save as > PNG) , and use IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor to convert the .png to .ico ( it is for conversion of your choicest image to icon ).

Hope it helps. But if you want to change the folder icon in the entire system, that is a different story
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14 Mar 2010   #4
helmutcheese

Vista (Hate Win 7)
 
 

It works with .jpgs and even the .exe of a program like say the folder containing the files for GPU-Z too just that Win 7's Library is a joke and will not let you see changes.

If your browsed to a folder like "Documents" then changed it it would work but will not appear that way in the Library unless you mess about with the views.

I cannot explain what I mean, you either know or do not know as you have tried it yourself.

I personally hate the Library and its really aimed at sharing which I have zero interest in.
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12 Oct 2010   #5
tongueboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
folder icons

The ICOFX program did exactly what I wanted it to do.
Thank you for the heads up on that.
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13 Oct 2010   #6
tomween1

Windows 7 Premium, SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Thanks peeps still working on this. It will work in some cases and not in others. Guess that means I'm honing in
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