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Change folder or library icon by JakobaHavinga Change folder or library icon by JakobaHavinga
I wanted to change the windows 7 folder icons and I couldn't find anywhere how to do it without a program_aka_virus - or something alike. So I figured it out myself.
And since I couldn't find it anywhere, I thought it could be handy to make a tutorial.

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:iconpaulo1471:
Paulo1471 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
nice ! how do you change the description font ??
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:icondeceptibonk:
DeceptiBonk Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uuuuh. . . does this work with Windows XP too?
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wouldn't know - do try though ;)
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TheHeistmeister Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
If you want to change the library icon with ease, you will just need Windows 7 manager to solve it.
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:iconzetzubou:
Zetzubou Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I mean that I don't get a warning or desktop.ini. I don't have that D:
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
Which OS?
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:iconzetzubou:
Zetzubou Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Never mind! Fixed it :)
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Zetzubou Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I have no folder and search options..?
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:iconimnetec:
imnetec Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Artist
This is faaaaaaaaaantastic !
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Z-R0Knight Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Damn Hellsman, you couldn't have been a bigger asshat if you tried.
You could have just as easily suggested IconPackager as an alternative without being so aggressive. :/

Now on topic, Imarante, thank you for this, I never knew you could do that with desktop.ini ^^
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
Heheh, just my thoughts :]
Pleasure Z-R0Knight! Glad you like it :]
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Z-R0Knight Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
It's always nice to learn a new tweak ^__^
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GrDezign Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
Thanks excellent work :)
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks :]
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GrDezign Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional Photographer
No problem :)
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transik555 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
its all cool but it dont change the favourites, bibliotec and hard disk icons :s
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
It doesn't? With me it does... I think. I'll look into it. ^^
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transik555 Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
yap here you can see, i chabged everything but these icons a cant [link]
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
Ah, I see.
- For C: you should be able to do this:
++ Go to C: (the drive itself) and create a text file with the following contents:

[autorun]
icon= path to your icon

++ Save the textfile as autorun.inf in the C: drive ITSELF. (make sure there will be no .txt extension added, which would make the file 'autorun.inf.txt'. That would not work.) You might need to restart for this to show up.

- For the favorites-icon: [link]
- For the library-icon: [link]

I didn't try those myself, though. Autorun.inf will work for drives, I tried that on usb-sticks and more external drives. Never tested it on C: though, so just be careful. I don't think it will harm in any way, as it's only autorun.inf telling where to find an icon, but you'll never know. For more information on autorun.inf, take a look here [link]
As for the register-tweaks, always make sure you have a backup of the register before you change things there. It's rather much possible to kill your computer if you tweak something there without being sure what you are doing. ;]

Hope this helps ;]

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transik555 Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
i tryed to do for c: but no succes..and i am sgure that i am do everything right...
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sorry for my late reply! Maybe this will work instead - [link] :]
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transik555 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
np ;) thnk you man it works ;)
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great! Glad to have helped at least a little bit! :]
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H-3-L-L-S-M-A-N Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Are you serious do you do this for every icon either download Iconpackager (torrent if cheap) or download this library icon changer freeware [link]
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yup. I just don't want any more 'unimportant' programs on my computer - not for small changes that I can also do myself. ;]
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H-3-L-L-S-M-A-N Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
And I would agree about the freeware crap but iconpackager is just a theme tool for windows you should not live without.
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
There are so many tools people shouldn't live without - it just gets too much. That's why I prefer to do things manual. ;]
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H-3-L-L-S-M-A-N Featured By Owner May 6, 2010
If you talking about clutter than what you are suggesting here leaves text files all over you computer and in folders.

I would suggest removing this complete waste of time to even mention this to other people. You don't like programs cause you download virus's and do not know what are doing at all. Just saying this was the biggest piece of crap I have ever come across deviantArt.
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
But the text files are small in size, and invisible. :]

Anyhow, thank you for your very kind comments. I see you do disagree with my personal preference of fixing this, but that's no big disaster, is it? I think we both still live happily ever after, even though we disagree. ;]
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H-3-L-L-S-M-A-N Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
Okay well have fun doing this, I would hate to see people come across this and think its the only way to get it done.
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JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Those people can think too, I think. If they want a program to do this, they'll search for that.
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Gurato Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent!!! :clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap:
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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xMAZERATIx Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Great !

can you show us a Screen shot of your icons after changing them :)

I would appreciate that :)
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
The screenshot is right at the bottom of the tutorial ;] A little higher then the final note.
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xMAZERATIx Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
thanks :)
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:iconjakobahavinga:
JakobaHavinga Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Professional General Artist
Pleasure!
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