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Change folder & shortcut icons

Tuesday, November 9th, 2004 by | Filed Under: Desktop Enhancement, File & Disk Management
 
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Q:
I downloaded a bunch of icons, but how do I change them for folders or shortcuts on my desktop?

A:
There’s not a whole lot to it.

Just Right Click the folder or shortcut you want to change and choose Properties.

Now choose the Customize tab for a folder and select the Change Icon button.

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For a shortcut click the Shortcuts tab then select the Change Icon button.

A window will appear showing a lot of different icons to choose from. The standard icons are in your System32\SHELL32.dll folder, but you can have icons in other folders, especially if you downloaded some…
http://www.iconarchive.com/

Just click Browse and navigate to the other folder that you put the icons in.

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Find one you like, select it and choose OK.

Click OK again to finalize the change.

~ Kim

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