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Windows 7: User Folders - Change Default Icon

18 Jul 2012   #50
audaxferox

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

, I just noticed that the answer to my last reply is in a post above,
a little stupid, thx anyway, opening from the users map does work.
Also Thx for the great turtorials, changing folders without any suspicious app, well done!!!


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18 Jul 2012   #51
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

That's great news AudaxFerox. Welcome to Seven Forums.
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28 Jan 2015   #52
barterking85

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Hey Brink
I made an account just to tell you you did a great job with the tutorial and your very professional and polite glad I am a member now!
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28 Jan 2015   #53
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm glad it was able to help barterking, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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03 May 2015   #54
ronthai

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Thanks for this.

Is it correct that even when the icons are changed via C:\Users\username,
that within the "This PC" folder still will have the standard icons
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03 May 2015   #55
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ronthai,

The icon will be changed everywhere in Windows.
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03 May 2015   #56
ronthai

Windows 8.1 64bit
 
 

Unfortunately it doesn't, not even after a restart (just in case)

Image of my username folder: Username.jpg

and of my "This PC" folder: This PC.jpg


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03 May 2015   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry, I had thought that you meant OPTION ONE for your username instead.

You should be able to manually change the icons for these user folder in "This PC" by going to the DefaultIcon subkey in the registry locations below for each folder. When there, change the (Default) value to be the full path of the .ico file you want as the icon of the folder.

This will change the icon for all users on the PC though.

Code:
(music) 
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}
 
(downloads)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}
 
(pictures)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}
 
(videos)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}
 
(documents)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}
 
(desktop)
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\MyComputer\NameSpace\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641}
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