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Favorites Library - Create

How to Create a "Favorites" Library with Correct Icon in Windows 7 and Windows 8
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26 Apr 2010
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How to Create a "Favorites" Library with Correct Icon in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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This will show you how to create a Internet Explorer Favorites library in Windows 7 and Windows 8 that has the correct C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites folder icon on a glass plate for it's library icon.

EXAMPLE: Favorites Library
Favorites Library - Create-favorites_library.jpg
Here's How:
1. To Download the Favorites Library Icon
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file that contains the correct Favorites library icon.
B) Save the ZIP file to your desktop.

C) Double click/tap on the ZIP file to open it, then extract (drag and frop) the Favorites_Library.ico file to the location that you want to keep it at.
WARNING: The icon file will need to remain at this location while it is being used (step 3) for the Favorites library. If you move it, then the icon will no longer be displayed for the Favorites library.

D) Right click or press and hold on the Favorites_Library.ico file, and click/tap on Properties, General tab, on the Unblock button, and on OK. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: If you do not have a Unblock button under the General tab, then the shortcut is already unblocked and you can continue on to step 2.
2. To Create the Favorites Library
A) In Windows Explorer, navigate to your C:\Users\(user-name) folder, then create a new library with the Favorites folder. (see screenshot below)
Favorites Library - Create-step1.jpg
3. Do step 4 or 5 below depending on if you are in Windows 7 or Windows 8.

4. To Change the Favorites Library Icon in Windows 7
A) Change the Favorites library icon to use the Favorites_Library.ico icon file at the location you have saved it to in step 1. (See screenshots below)

Note   Note
For example, I saved my icon from step 1 to C:\Users\(user-name)\Favorites, so I would add the line in quotes below (right screenshot below) while changing the icon at step 5 at that link.


You would substitute the path in red to the full path of where you saved the Favorites_Library.ico file instead in step 1.

Favorites Library - Create-step2.jpg

Favorites Library - Create-step3.jpg

B) Go to step 6 below.
5. To Change the Downloads Library Icon in Windows 8
A) Using OPTION ONE in the tutorial below, change the new library's icon using the Favorites_Library.ico icon file at the location you have saved it to in step 1. (see screenshot below)
How to Change a Library Icon in Windows 8

Favorites Library - Create-change_new-library_icon.jpg
6. You will now notice that the Favorites library icon has changed.
NOTE: See example screenshot at the top of the tutorial.
That's it,


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