Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
  1.    03 May 2016 #11
    Join Date : May 2015
    U.K., Kent
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro

    System Icons tend to be customised via the registry and so a .reg file could achieve that. Some of the system icons are stored in reg entries that are accessible only by TrustedInstaller and so would need lower registry permission entries to access

    Folder icons are customised with desktop.ini files in the respective folders themselves. These are frequently locked by the system as well such as Program Files and Windows. There are ways around most of them though.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    03 May 2016 #12
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,771
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    System icons are resources within, for example, dlls. They are not held in the registry. For example, I customise some 77 icons in imageres.dll programatically to get (e.g.)
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snap 2016-05-03 at 11.50.03.jpg 
Views:	1 
Size:	91.9 KB 
ID:	78006

    If I repair my system, imageres.dll is replaced, and my icons by standard Win 10 icons.

    Of course, that's far from the only file containing icons- most exe's and many dlls do.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    03 May 2016 #13
    Join Date : May 2015
    U.K., Kent
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro

    I realised i mis-typed after seeing your reply, i meant system folder icons. (I realise not all are customisable)
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4.    05 May 2016 #14
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 64
    Win10 build 10525

    Change folder icon or color by one mouse click. Mark folders!
    The feature(s) I've been looking for are buried and you have to purchase the pro version (search for a promo code discount to save $3.5 bucks) but: I've been putting it the test this afternoon and it works! You can also drag and drop (after a windows search) all folders with a common name (like: Windows) and assign a common icon to them all...all at once. You can also apply a common icon to all sub-folders in one click.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
'Copy To folder' and 'Move To folder' Context Menu - Add in Windows 10
How to Add or Remove 'Copy To folder' and 'Move To folder' Context Menu in Windows 10 When you press and hold or right click on selected file(s) and folder(s) and click/tap on Copy To folder, it will copy them to a location you select...
Can't create folder or rename folder. Just upgraded to windows 10
can some one help me?
General Support
Solved Folder Options in registry
Hi, Where in the Windows registry is the reg key for user folder options? 54254
General Support
Solved File Explorer not directing to right folder - Documents, Pictures etc.
(Apologies if this is in the wrong place, or has been answered before! I couldn't find anything on the same issue.) Hello! I recently got a new gaming laptop and it's been working like a charm, especially since I upgraded it to 10. I am having a...
General Support
create a new folder or copy a file to a specific folder it doesn't a
Hi everyone, It seem my windows 10 Home having problem, a simple malfunction which I don't understand why this happening, the problem related to each time I create a new folder or copy a file to a specific folder it doesn't appear until press...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:01.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums