I am in the process of making a theme for my computer. I am almost finished, but I would like to change the folder icons for the My Music, My Pictures and My Videos folders. However, if you go to the properties of these folders, there isn't a tab to customize them.

How can I change the icons on these folders?

10 Years
Discussion Span
Last Post by gerbil

You must be keen - these 3 are embedded in shell32.dll. But there are ways... you can make a new folder somewhere outside My Docs, give it the icon you wish, change its type, drop your [music] into it, name it My [Music], rdrag [move] it to My Docs and overwrite. Whether it has the same properties and functions as the original folder.. I dunno about that.
Or you could get Iconpackager. Or Icontweaker.
Or you can unhide protected operating system files via folder options; open My[Music], open desktop.ini- the last 2 lines in there are the path to the icon list and the icon number, so you can set iconindex to zero and put any path you like in iconfile.
Umm, make a sys restore point first....

This topic has been dead for over six months. Start a new discussion instead.
Have something to contribute to this discussion? Please be thoughtful, detailed and courteous, and be sure to adhere to our posting rules.