Windows 10: Change live folder icons and all other folder icons in Win10 Pro

  1. PirateAndy's Avatar
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v.1607 b.14393.447
       18 Jul 2016 #1

    Change live folder icons and all other folder icons in Win10 Pro


    I've been tinkering with the look of my whole system recently. I didn't like the default theme or the folder icons. Now with the help of SevenForums article How to change default folder icons: http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...lder-icon.html. It was a very handy article that got me quite far and the same principles applied to Win10 as it did on 7

    I've been able to change only a few of the default folders. Now as I'm fairly average at tinkering I've done what the article said on my 10 machine with some success as shown below:

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    However the live folders do not update despite editing both the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Icons AND the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell Icons Registry locations. This met with the above result after a restart. Below you can see what I did to the registry:

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    As you can see from the registry paths I replaced 3, 4, 5 (back), 6 (front) and 162 (full). But 5, 6 and 162 have not updated at all.

    So Am I missing something or is there no way to alter these types of folders? Including but not limited to such as the Fonts folder icon, live folders, full folders or folders containing data of one form or another for example:

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    Any thoughts, help or suggestions would be appreciated, and if this article happens to already exist somewhere I do apologise for cluttering the forum up here as I've not been able to find anything specific so far.

    Thanks,
    Pirate
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  2. PirateAndy's Avatar
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit v.1607 b.14393.447
       26 Nov 2016 #2

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  3.    26 Nov 2016 #3

    if I'm not wrong , live folders get the custom icon when you set in folder options to not display thumbnails but icons only .
    Since your folders have any content , then your custom defaut icon for folder won't display correctly .

    It's just the downside of this hack
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