Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Windows 8.1 how to change default desktop icon itself?

  1. #1

    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 64bit

    Windows 8.1 how to change default desktop icon itself?


    is there a way (registry hack, software, other) to change the Windows 8.1 default desktop icon? I mean this icon:

    Click image for larger version

    Thanks in advance, regards, Siso
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails desktop icon.jpg  

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 10
    Windows 8.1

    Hi, is this what you are looking for? Click image for larger version You can change icons from here.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows 8.1 how to change default desktop icon itself?

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Change default icon location
When I change an icon, it opens %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll I'd like to change that. I hate the stock Windows icons. So, I use custom icons. When I change an icon, I want it to open up my Icon folder. My folder is located at My Computer/Local Disc (C)/My Icons That's where I'd like the...
How do I change my Desktop default highlight color?
I really cannot stand the color of the Desktop and Explorer window highlight color (light blue.) How do I change the hover color on the desktop, or remove it completely? I would like to change it to the olive color I managed to change my notepad highlight color and hot tracking color. I changed...
How can I change default icon to other ?
How can I change default icon to other ? I mean to change all of folder icon to other in the same time :eek:
How Do I Change Desktop Icon Appearance, Not Size Nor Text
Hi, This is my first post. I recently was given a new Dell 15R touchscreen computer and it was upgraded to Windows 8.1. I've only used Windows XP up until 3 days ago. I am a novice user. I liked the way the desktop icons looked in XP, the shortcuts for Netflix and Ikea were a nice big red...
Some Desktop Icons turned into a default Icon
What did I do this time! I got a nasty Malware program "WeCare" from the Imgburn Install (I think) and ran Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to get rid of all the stuff it put in the registry. That seemed to work. I also ran CCleaner a couple of times. Again that seemed to work. However, now SOME of...
General Support
Change Default Icon on Programs
Hello there, I am looking for a way to change the default Icon for a program. I really want to change the icon for Aim as I it looks strange on my Taskbar; I have tried to change the icon on every shortcut leading to...
Default Folder , Txt , etc .. Icon Change in Windows 8
Hey .. ! need your help again EIGHTFORUMERS . I just need someone to give me a program to change the default icos of my Folder , .txt .dll files If anyone know anything pls i badly need it . !! hoping for your answer !! :) :cool:

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook