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can't change folder icons

  1. #1

    can't change folder icons


    hello
    my problem is i can't change folder icons
    on my friends laptop who has windows 7 it woks well but on my 8.1 it doesn't work

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    The East Coast
    Posts : 101
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 9926


    What do you want to change them to ?

    Do you have software installed to change them ?

    Do you have a theme package installed ?
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    i used to go to properties then customize > folder icon and that's it
    now i can't
    i tried using images of .ico , .JPG or .JPG extensions but it just didn't work...
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  4. #4


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Quote Originally Posted by Zaref View Post
    i used to go to properties then customize > folder icon and that's it
    now i can't
    i tried using images of .ico , .JPG or .JPG extensions but it just didn't work...
    Only .ico is allowed to change icon for folder. In file explorer/desktop, you might have to right click->Refresh
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  5. #5


    Posts : 62
    Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP Professional


    Yes, like topgundcp said, JPEG images won't work as icons. If you'd like though, you can convert a JPEG (or any image file) to .ico by using a free tool like IcoFX 1.6 or iConvert Icons.
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