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Windows 7: Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

10 Feb 2017   #170
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Note   Note
If you have thumbnails turned on, then only empty folders will have the new icon displayed in Windows Explorer when the folder view is set to anything other than Small icons, Details, or List. Otherwise the folders will have a thumbnail preview icon when the folder is not empty instead. When the folder view is set to Small icons, Details, or List, then all folders will display the new icon since they are small icons.
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If you have thumbnails turned off, then all folders will have the new icon display no matter what the folder view is set to in Windows Explorer.
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10 Feb 2017   #171
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Note   Note
If you have thumbnails turned on, then only empty folders will have the new icon displayed in Windows Explorer when the folder view is set to anything other than Small icons, Details, or List. Otherwise the folders will have a thumbnail preview icon when the folder is not empty instead. When the folder view is set to Small icons, Details, or List, then all folders will display the new icon since they are small icons.
Attachment 26808
If you have thumbnails turned off, then all folders will have the new icon display no matter what the folder view is set to in Windows Explorer.
Attachment 26809
Thumbnails is OFF, Details is always turned on in all folders, and the icons have not changed.
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10 Feb 2017   #172
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

How does it look with medium or large icon view?

If it doesn't show your icon, then please go ahead and upload your .icon file, and I'll test it on my system to see if it may work for me. In addition, post screenshots showing all your registry settings just to verify.
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12 Feb 2017   #173
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

OK. I put the icon in Windows because I'm moving all my other data to a new partition this week, and I don't want it moved.

http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/...shellicon1.jpg
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/...llicons2_1.jpg
http://i1066.photobucket.com/albums/...con256x256.jpg

It's not letting me attach an .ico file, and my photohosting site, Photobucket, is not letting me post an .ico file. I'm sending it as a jpg, and you'll have to convert it on your end. The original size is 256x256. This is getting to be more work than it's worth.
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12 Feb 2017   #174
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I see one error.

The "ShellIcons" key you have should be named "Shell Icons" instead with a space inbetween.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2017   #175
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
How does it look with medium or large icon view?

If it doesn't show your icon, then please go ahead and upload your .icon file, and I'll test it on my system to see if it may work for me. In addition, post screenshots showing all your registry settings just to verify.
.ico file is not among the formats it lets me upload. No need now-- It WORKED.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Feb 2017   #176
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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