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[Tutorial] How To Change The Default Folder Icon In Windows 7

With Windows 7 it is very easy to completely change default folder icon and replace it with the icon of your choice, to better reflect the contents of the content that’s inside that folder so you can easily find it later when you need it. Especially since Windows provides many icons at your disposal it won’t be that hard for you to choose the right one or in the worst scenario you can download any icon with .ico extension from the internet and apply it to you folder.


To change the default folder icon in Windows 7 follow steps below:

Step 1: Right mouse click on folder who’s icons you want to customize.

Step 2: Click Properties.

Step 3: Open the Customize tab.

Step 4: Click on Change Icon.

Step 5: Select the icon you want from the list.

Step 6: You can also select other icons which you have downloaded from internet by clicking the Browse button. Then located your .ico file and click Open button.

Step 7: To save changes click OK two times.

Step 8: The change is immediate. If the new icon is not displayed press the F5 key to refresh the display

Step 9: To find the original icon file, repeat the operation and click the Restore Defaults button in the window for selecting the icon.

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