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Show Folder Icons in Metro??

  1. #1

    Show Folder Icons in Metro??


    Would it be possible to carry over customized folder icons from the desktop,
    to the metro interface. So that it shows the Icon within the tiled box?
    Just curious...

    thanks.

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    Yes, of course it will.
    Last edited by topgundcp; 16 Apr 2013 at 14:08.
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    Hello livingdeadboy,

    As topgundcp posted above, yep. Here's an example of a New Folder on the desktop that I changed the icon of, and pinned to Start.

    Start Screen - Pin or Unpin App, Folder, or Drive in Windows 8

    Folder Icon Change


    Click image for larger version
    Last edited by Brink; 08 May 2013 at 16:10. Reason: added tutorial links for more info
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  4. #4


    Holly Crap!!!
    I never realized you could Pin Folders to Start Screen!!!!
    This opens up so many possibilities! lol
    Thanks Brink!!
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome. Glad we could help.
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