Change Windows® Explorer Icon in Windows® 7
What are the ways to change the Windows Explorer icon in Windows 7?
Windows 7 is the latest operating system available. This OS is available in different editions; either in 32-bit or 64-bit. It is recommended to buy only the genuine version of the Windows 7. Most of the limitations which were present in the previous versions of Windows are now addressed and solved in this Windows 7. A lot of new and improved features are there in this operating system. Windows Explorer, a feature in the Windows OS, would allow you to manage files present in the system with great ease. You could also navigate to the selected file very easily by merely choosing the file present in left pane of Windows Explorer. You could be able to change the icon of Windows Explorer manually and automatically.
Below given points explain icons and ways to change the Windows Explorer icons present within Windows 7:
- Manually changing icons
- Changing icon automatically
Icon is a type of graphic interface element with small picture. These are used to represent the device, an application, directory, file or any component of the system. Whenever the user clicks the icon, the action is generated or it is activated. By looking at the icon, you could identify the nature of that file. The functionality of this icon is achieved with a double click on that icon.
Changing icons manually
You need to download the icon that you need to use. After that, open Windows Explorer by pressing 'Windows+E'. Then, enter 'C:Users[yourusername]AppDataRoamingMicrosoftInternet ExplorerQuick LaunchUser PinnedTaskBar' in the address bar. In the place of user name, use your own user name. After that, you have to right click the icon of Windows Explorer. In the new window with Properties of Windows Explorer, click the Change icon. You would then try to locate the newly downloaded icon and would confirm it with by clicking 'OK'. Then you would click 'Apply'. After that, try to restart the Windows Explorer.
Also there are different tools available to change the icons of Windows Explorer. These tools contain many icons for mostly used applications such as Mozilla Thunderbird, Mozilla Firefox and Adobe Photoshop etc. Among these tools, 7CONIFIER is an example that contains mainly three sets of icons and they are Eclipse 2, Token Light and Token Dark. By installing this tool, you need to simply follow and in just few clicks, change the icons of Windows Explorer. The restoring of the icons to previous image can be done in just a few clicks.
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