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Windows 7: Open Folder Icon - Change

01 Mar 2020   #50
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

I have this folder icon tweak on my computers, but I wanted particular often-used folders to stand out. Folder Painter will replace a folder from a library of 294 colored folders in the program, but is not practical for ALL folders, and it doesn't differentiate between open and closed folders. I didn't have to touch the registry.

You might want to use it in the interim.

Folder Painter v1.2
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01 Mar 2020   #51
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dawn121988 View Post
Is there a way to store all my icons in one place like where the system icons are stored and then just run them from there or something. I have no idea what I'm ding wrong. Or if the settings are even correct. I am just reading the steps and am apparently doing something wrong.
I'm not seeing anything wrong with your registry settings.

You might try the Folder Painter program RoWin7 posted about a try to see how it works for you instead.
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01 Mar 2020   #52
Dawn121988

windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I downloaded the program and I plan to place the folder inside 1 folder and then place the none folder icons. So hopefully this will work out for me.


I will be removing the 3 that I made in the regedit and then try the program out.
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01 Mar 2020   #53
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

As I said, it's not practical for replacing the 10,000 or 20,000 folders on your HD. Probably won't work on system files either. But you can change multiple data folders by holding down the CTL key.

Let us know how this turns out.
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01 Mar 2020   #54
Dawn121988

windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'm still working on the folder icons and made a secondary account and it is not a windows account its just a plain administrator account. I added the shell icons in the regeditor on that account and I can see the main folder in the windows explorer but not the selected folder. And in this account which is a windows user account which is also a administrator account I can not see the folder icons I just see little white icons.



Open Folder Icon - Change-screen-shot.jpg


And when I try the cache file I downloaded it says in some parts it can't do something correctly and then says it deleted fine. But I don't think it works correctly for me.



I would like to change the folder icons but I don't know what wrong. It looks fine sort of in the editor. But if I open one folder and click on another one even if I don't open it just select it the icon shows for a open folder. Even when its not open. Its weird.


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01 Mar 2020   #55
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

This is beyond my meager knowledge. You might have some obscure registry entry that's conflicting with this.

Maybe someone else will come along.
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18 Apr 2020   #56
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

@Brink--

I've changed the icons on a 3rd computer this week, and it's always like magic to replace the awful default icons. My new icons are always in the same place in each machine, so how would I save the registry entries as a .reg file so it becomes more automatic? Although there's only a slim chance I'll have a 4th Win7 computer, but it would be a learning experience. I have other .reg tweaks that I apply to each machine.
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18 Apr 2020   #57
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
@Brink--

I've changed the icons on a 3rd computer this week, and it's always like magic to replace the awful default icons. My new icons are always in the same place in each machine, so how would I save the registry entries as a .reg file so it becomes more automatic? Although there's only a slim chance I'll have a 4th Win7 computer, but it would be a learning experience. I have other .reg tweaks that I apply to each machine.
Hello mate,

The tutorial below can help show you how to export the registry key as a .reg file to have handy to merge as needed.

Export and Import Registry Keys in Windows | Tutorials

This doesn't include the icon .ico file though.
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18 Apr 2020   #58
RoWin7

Win 7 Ult 64-bit
 
 

That's easier than I thought. And my icon folder is always in the exact same place in each machine, because I change all the icons on my desktop shortcuts too. Wish I had thought of it after first computer.

Many thanks.
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18 Apr 2020   #59
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoWin7 View Post
That's easier than I thought. And my icon folder is always in the exact same place in each machine, because I change all the icons on my desktop shortcuts too. Wish I had thought of it after first computer.

Many thanks.
You're most welcome.
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