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Windows 7: Change bookmarks icon and if possible view my folders like xp.

14 May 2017   #1
maxnoston09

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Change bookmarks icon and if possible view my folders like xp.

Hello. I read a few articles and I really like your site very much. What I want is two things. 1.) I have a lot of bookmarks and saved them in one bookmark.html on my desktop. The icon is the one of the default browser. I want to change that to another icon without creating shortcut. 2.) In my desktop I have windows 7 64 bit and in my laptop XP 32 bit. I will put XP in both of them because of one thing: the folder view. What I mean is that I have many family videos and photos and the thumbnail and folder preview in XP for me is excellent. I do not like the new folders icon and the new folder view. This is the only thing that keeps me from upgrading. So what I want to ask is this: Is there a way (registry hack, software, etc) that I can have the XP folders icon and view in windows 7, 8 or 10? Thank you very much in advance for any answers.


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14 May 2017   #2
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Not sure if you going to achieve what you want.
1) Right click on the bookmark.html - properties - Change icon.
2) Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Folder Options and set the view tab.
2a) Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization and set theme as windows classic.
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14 May 2017   #3
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can you post screenshots of both the desired and actual views?
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14 May 2017   #4
maxnoston09

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello and thank you for your answers. Here is what I mean: 1) When I right click on the bookmark.html - properties there is no "change icon" in any tab. Only if I create a shortcut I have this option. 2.) About folders and folder view: 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5. I hope this helps.
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14 May 2017   #5
maxnoston09

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I think my only option would be if microsoft made a 2 desktop environment system. Just like in ubuntu before unity, they created an os with gnome and unity together. Anyway I will stay with XP for now and I leave this thread open in case someone finds a solution and helps others.
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