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How to change default icons for folders like .RAR , .ZIP ?

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    How to change default icons for folders like .RAR , .ZIP ?


    I do not like how the default icons look like and I know a lot of people would agree with me. So, I remember at much older Win versions we was able to change the default icons for any thing. But now I only found an option to change the icon for 1 folder at a time, which is good with some individual folders that needs to look different. But files like .zip or .rar just look ugly next to them. Changing icon for each of them individually takes toooooooo much time and still each time a new file comes the same problem is there. So, my question is, if I can change the default icons for a different types of files (just must be an option, lol)? Thanks!

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    I tried, but changing the icon for a ZIP file, didn't work for me either.
    Yeah, the icon for a Zip file or folder is kind of nerdly, but I've learned to live with it, and it does stand out in a crowd. Eh?

    Cheers mate!
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