Tips To Change Folder Icons in Windows® 7
Write on the folder icons in Windows 7.
Folder icons are the means to improve the look of folders, which helps you to locate different folders. Folder icons are available in Windows 7. They enhance the look and feel of the system. You could customize the look and feel of your Windows 7 Operating System by adding suitable folder icons to each folder. You could assign the folder icon depending on the content type in each folder. Windows 7 provides you the mechanism to add and remove different folder icons. Windows 7 supports graphics very well and hence you could assign any graphically rich icon to your folders. Windows offers you the facility to set icons by setting a new template or changing the existing template. You could use several images in different formats like .gif, .bmp, .jpeg, .jpg etc. You could also customize the view of the folder icon.
Tips to change folder icons in Windows 7 are given below:
- Replacing the default icon
- Restore default icon
- Resource hacker
Replacing the default icon
Default icon is the icon which appears automatically during Windows 7 installation. You could change the default icon with another striking icon. To do this replacement, you need to type regedit in the search line and then press 'Enter'. After this, you need to navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorer. From the resulting window, select 'Explorer' and then select 'New' and 'Key'. Then select the folder number you want to modify and click the 'Modify' button. You need to specify the path of the new icon.
Restore default icon
If you want to restore the default icon by removing the new icon, follow the same process to change the default icon. To do this, you need to remove the newly added folder of the icon from its place. Restoration of default icon is needed if you encounter any problem with the newly added icon.
Resource hacker is the software utility which could be used to change the icon. Many other software are also available to modify the folder icon in the Windows 7 Operating system. IcoFX is one of the utilities in this category. Resource hacker is the software tool which could view, add, rename, and delete various resources which are in executables and resource files of Windows. It could rename or replace various resources in executables which include Image resources like icons, cursors, and bitmaps i.e. this tool could used to replace an image from a corresponding image file.
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