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Changing Folder Icons

By r_giles_nz ·
This question may sound incredibly stupid to some of you out there, but I'd like to get an answer to it none-the-less. I'd just like to know how, if it is even possible at all, to change the icons of folders. It is simple enough to change the icons of shortcuts, but I haven't been able to change the original folder.

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by Sam Hobbs In reply to Changing Folder Icons

I think that most of what you see in the "Windows Explorer" (it explores files, directories, drives and such but I have never explored a window with it) that are not real folders are actually "Namespace Extensions". For a bit about those, see:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/psdk/shellcc/shell/Shell_Adv/namespace.htm

The answer you seek, however is probably at:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/psdk/shellcc/shell/Shell_basics/Custom.htm

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by Sam Hobbs In reply to Changing Folder Icons

I assumed that the links were posted properly but I thought I was being paranoid when I tried them anyway. Somehow the links got mangled. So notice that there is a space in "She ll_" above. Just remove the space and the links will work.

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by r_giles_nz In reply to Changing Folder Icons

Thank you for your reply. Unfortunately the links you gave me were of no use to me. They may, however, be of use to someone who knew what they were doing when it comes to that type of editing/customising. Thak you again for replying.

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by mgaconnet In reply to Changing Folder Icons

There are many programs to help you change any folder Icon try E-Icons at http://www.deepgls.com/eicons
it alows you to change any folder Icon.
also Iconpackager from startdock or try microangelo ondisplay the best one I found
at httpwww.impactsoft.com
try this one you will love it

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by r_giles_nz In reply to Changing Folder Icons

Thanks alot for those addresses. I only used the first one and their program is downloading as I type, but I will go to the second address at a later date, when I have time.

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by r_giles_nz In reply to Changing Folder Icons

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