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Can I have custom icons?

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#1 stebbinsd


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 11:20 AM

I like to place folders on my desktop, instead of individual icons. Since I have a lot of apps I frequent, I prefer to group them into folders based on category. To be brought up in Windows Explorer.


Problem is ... the icons for every folder looks exactly the same ... like this:




Is there any way I can take any image file that has small enough in terms of pixel dimensions (possibly even create one of my own), and map it to a folder or any other app or file I might want to map it to? That way, I would have a unique icon for ...


  • "Games" shortcuts
  • "Emulator" shortcuts,
  • "Word Documents" shortcuts,


And so forth?

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Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3P
Processor: AMD FX-8350
RAM: 12GB (2x2GB+8GB)
Video Card: Geforce GTX 1050ti

OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate

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#2 dc3


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Posted 24 May 2016 - 11:27 AM

Right-click the folder that you want to change, and then click Properties.
In the Properties dialog box, click the Customize tab.
Under Folder icons, click Change Icon, and then do one of the following: Click an icon from the default list, click OK, and then click OK again.

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Posted 24 May 2016 - 11:28 AM

[dc3 and I posted at same time w/same info; deleted mine]

Edited by RolandJS, 24 May 2016 - 11:29 AM.

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