Changing folder icon in XP?

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  1. aigle

    aigle Registered Member

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    Is there a way to change default Folder icon in XP via Folder optiosn etc without help of any third part tool.

    I tried but the Change icon option is greyed out.

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  2. Rmus

    Rmus Exploit Analyst

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    Unfortunately not. However, you can change individual folder icons. R-click on the folder, then

    Properties|Customize|Change Icon. You are not limited to those icons in \Shell32.dll:


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  3. WSFuser

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    Try this:

    Right-click on a folder, go to the Customize tab, and click Change icon.
     
  4. Franklin

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    Don't think there is a Customise tab for default icons?
     
  5. aigle

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    That will change only the icon of that specific folder.
     
  6. WSFuser

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    Oh well. Then I guess the answer to your question is "no".
     
  7. EASTER

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    Short of changing individual folder icons thru the CUSTOMIZE tab on PROPERTIES and/or the DESKTOP (Customize Desktop) from right clicking empty spot on desktop and properties which allows something on the order of 5 desktop system icon changes, i always use the iPhile (freeware) app to make mass folder AND file icon changes in XP Pro.

    ResHack can change shell32 icons but that takes way too much time.
     
  8. ErikAlbert

    ErikAlbert Registered Member

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    I have an "Advanced" button, where I can change the icon in Folder Options/File Types, maybe because I have SP3, but I don't play with icons. I'm an unadvanced user, who doesn't like graphical stuff and gadgetry.

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    SP2 has also this advanced button. If you don't see it you probably tweaked too much. :D
     
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  9. MikeNAS

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    Just open shell32.dll with Resource Hacker etc. and relpace that icon. Via Folder Options it's impossible.
     
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