Windows 10: Change folder icon Solved

  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 x64
       20 Dec 2015 #1

    Change folder icon

    I wrote a batch script to set a custom icon to folders:

    ECHO [.ShellClassInfo]>%1\desktop.in_
    ECHO IconResource=C:\Windows\system32\imageres.dll,22>>%1\desktop.in_
    move %1\desktop.in_ %1\desktop.ini
    attrib +S +H %1\desktop.ini

    The desktop.ini it produces is identical to the one when doing the process manualy:


    But it doesn't work. It only works if I set the folder icon manually.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 14
    Windows 7 x64
    Thread Starter
       20 Dec 2015 #2

    Found the solution:

    the folder must be ReadOnly:

    ECHO [.ShellClassInfo]>%1\desktop.in_
    ECHO IconResource=C:\Windows\system32\imageres.dll,22>>%1\desktop.in_
    move %1\desktop.in_ %1\desktop.ini
    attrib +S +H %1\desktop.ini
    attrib +R %1
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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