I can't change folder icon to a custom one


  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home x64
       #1

    I can't change folder icon to a custom one


    I created a new folder on the desktop and I can't change its icon to a one I downloaded. selecting the icon from the stock list (shell32.dll) works fine though. I tried with another folder in different location, still no luck. however, when I created a shortcut to the folder I placed on the desktop, I can change its icon to the custom one just fine. can anyone help me? I just wanna have a folder with a blank icon

    edit: I fixed the issue. turns out Windows didn't like the fact that there was an "ą" letter in the icon path.
    Last edited by najodleglejszy; 15 Aug 2015 at 15:03.
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  2. Posts : 33
    Windows11 Pro
       #2

    folder change


    An organisation called "Shedko" has a programme Shedko Folderico. It was originally for windows 7 and I used it on that, however it has worked for me on Win 8, win8.1 and now it works on 10.

    Shedko software - quality software for your desktop | Shedko software
    You can integrate into right click menu to click on any folder to change the icon to your choice. I have a folder packed with various icons and have linked it to that.
    It has never given me any problems although icons I use for Photos/music/videos in my user folder usually get reverted to default with MS updates. So I have to change them to my liking again
    Give it a try.
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  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    I'd rather not use a 3rd party software for that since it should've been possible to do with Windows itself. I'd prefer to fix the issue.
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  4. Posts : 33
    Windows11 Pro
       #4

    najodleglejszy said:
    I'd rather not use a 3rd party software for that since it should've been possible to do with Windows itself. I'd prefer to fix the issue.

    No problem:). Good luck
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Home Single Language
       #5

    Solved


    Right click on the folder then open the security tab. Press the Edit button Select Users and check the full control box.
    Worked for me.
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  6. Posts : 278
    21H1 (OS Build 19043.1081)
       #6

    Good Day All the permissions trick didn't work for me (Not on ms word 2010)

    just letting you know

    DME
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