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[Help]How can I change the Icons in the "folder" group?

  1. #1


    Illionis
    Posts : 18
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro

    [Help]How can I change the Icons in the "folder" group?


    i change the Icon for documents but it is not changing/updating in the "folder" group. I have tried a few things and cannot get it to change. So what can I do to change it?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Trenton,

    You could modify the DefautIcon key under each registry key below for these folders.


    (Music)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}

    (Downloads)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}

    (Pictures)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}

    (Videos)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}

    (Documents)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}

    (Desktop)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Illionis
    Posts : 18
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Trenton,

    You could modify the DefautIcon key under each registry key below for these folders.


    (Music)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{1CF1260C-4DD0-4ebb-811F-33C572699FDE}

    (Downloads)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{374DE290-123F-4565-9164-39C4925E467B}

    (Pictures)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{3ADD1653-EB32-4cb0-BBD7-DFA0ABB5ACCA}

    (Videos)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A0953C92-50DC-43bf-BE83-3742FED03C9C}

    (Documents)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{A8CDFF1C-4878-43be-B5FD-F8091C1C60D0}

    (Desktop)
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{B4BFCC3A-DB2C-424C-B029-7FE99A87C641

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    No worries. You could use step 3 of OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to take ownership of each DefaultIcon key, then set permissions to "Allow" the Administrators group or your account "Full Control". Afterwards, you should be able to modify them.

    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I changed mine to see if it is what you have in mind:

    Before:

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    After:

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    Last edited by David Bailey; 20 Jan 2014 at 01:17.
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  6. #6


    Illionis
    Posts : 18
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    No worries. You could use step 3 of OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to take ownership of each DefaultIcon key, then set permissions to "Allow" the Administrators group or your account "Full Control". Afterwards, you should be able to modify them.

    Take Ownership of a File, Folder, Drive, or Registry Key in Windows 8
    I did that without the Tutorial and it did not work. Did it with the Tutorial and it worked...
    Thanks for the help.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news. It may have just been something simple you overlooked by mistake.
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