Windows 10 startscreen default folder icon


  1. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 19041.264
       #1

    Windows 10 startscreen default folder icon


    I didn't found on forum ( or at least an old topic without clue ) how to change this yellow folder.
    Some pointed out this path where there are 6 folders png but didn't changed anything after taking ownership , edited and reboot.
    C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.FileExplorer_cw5n1h2txyewy\Assets
    Windows 10 startscreen default folder icon-snap1.png
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  2. Posts : 35,596
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    If you were to change the folder icon on an individual basis, you'd need to in the folder in which it exists- one of the two comprising the start menu structure.

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs
    C:\Users\------\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Example of an old program to do this very simply- a context menu entry:
    Windows 10 startscreen default folder icon-2.png
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  3. Posts : 21
    Windows 10 19041.264
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks Dalchina for reply , not sure it solves that location , I tried for long time editing this generic folder but I give a try with your tool !
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  4. Posts : 35,596
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #4

    Correct- I wasn't tryng to address the question of the location, which would apply to all such folders.

    If, however, you wish to customise individual folders, this kind of approach is appropriate.

    Of course, that's only one such program- you can find more... some of which offer a set of icon resources to choose from.

    At a purely Windows level you can do this of couse:
    Windows 10 startscreen default folder icon-1.png

    And you can see it looks as if the folder icon is in
    %SystemRoot%\System32\SHELL32.dll

    Examining that with Resource Hacker should let you find the default icon.
    https://www.softpedia.com/get/Progra...e-Hacker.shtml
    but a quick way to get the resource number is this:
    View and Extract Icons from Shell32.dll in Windows - Next of Windows

    Another approach:
    How to Change Default Folder Icon in Windows 10
    More detail:
    How to Customize Your Icons in Windows
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