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I need help changing my windows 8.1 desktop folder icons?

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    I need help changing my windows 8.1 desktop folder icons?


    I have tried this Right Click> Properties>Customize>Change Icon>Browse. Then I find the icon I want to use and then click ok then apply then pk again. Then the box disappears and then it shows the same yellow folder.

    Here's the problem I am having. There was a iconset I downloaded from iconarchives and in the set there was 2 different kind of folders 1 was open but looked empty and one was open and had a image in it. Is there any possible way to use both for folders.

    For example here's a link to the plain open folder Folder Icon | Yoritsuki Iconset | Hybridworks its called Folder Icon I would like to be able to use them for every folder icon even the main folders. But things I have for videos and music and specific things I would like to use the Folder 2 Icon | Yoritsuki Iconset | Hybridworks folder 2 icon.

    I would like to be able to use both folder. Because this way I don't need the previews I would still be able to know what is in where just by there being the plain image.

    I know this is a weird question. But just so you get the basic point. What I am trying to do is use the first folder as the folder for everything. And use the second folder for my things like that have my pics and videos and music.


    I had found out what I needed to do to change the folder icons. As well as a few other icons. Like file type icons for .mp3 and so on.
    Last edited by dawnrenee88; 28 Mar 2014 at 02:54. Reason: I had found out what I needed

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Microangelo on Display works good at changing icons.

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    Is there anyway to change the icons without a program that needs to be downloaded. And by the way the 4 folder icons I tried to change last night changed on there own I guess I needed to log out or something not to shore.

    Ok quick weird question? Is it possible to change every folder icon to icon 1 and then go through the music and video icons with my goodies in them and change there icon. Ok here's what I mean when I open a folder I see little yellow folder icons for every folder is there a way to change them all to the folder one. And then just pick through the ones I don't want to have the folder icon and switch it with the second folder icon. The folders that are on my main desktop screen.
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    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by dawnrenee88 View Post
    Is there anyway to change the icons without a program that needs to be downloaded. And by the way the 4 folder icons I tried to change last night changed on there own I guess I needed to log out or something not to shore.

    Ok quick weird question? Is it possible to change every folder icon to icon 1 and then go through the music and video icons with my goodies in them and change there icon. Ok here's what I mean when I open a folder I see little yellow folder icons for every folder is there a way to change them all to the folder one. And then just pick through the ones I don't want to have the folder icon and switch it with the second folder icon. The folders that are on my main desktop screen.
    I think this might be what you're looking for. I've been using this script for a few years and it's wonderful!

    Bulk Change All Folder Icons in Single Folder or Folder Type Solved - Page 2 - Windows 7 Help Forums
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