Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows  

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows

    How to Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows
    Published by Category: Customization
    13 Jul 2020
    Designer Media Ltd



    How to Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows


    By default, your personal Music folder is located in your account's %UserProfile% (ex: "C:\Users\Brink") folder.

    This tutorial will show you how to change or restore the default Music folder icon for your account in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    Contents




    EXAMPLE: Music folder
    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder-1.jpg Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder-2.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    Change Music Folder Icon in Properties


    1 Open your Music folder's current location (ex: "C:\Users\Brink") in File Explorer (Win+E). (see screenshot below)

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder_location.png

    2 Right click or press and hold on the Music folder, and click/tap on Properties.

    3 Click/tap on the Customize tab, and click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder_change_icon-1.png

    4 Follow the steps below to select an icon: (see screenshots below)

    The %SystemRoot\System32\shell32.dll and %SystemRoot\System32\imageres.dll files contain most of Windows default icons.

    • Click/tap on the Browse button.
    • Navigate to and select the icon library (ex: .dll) or .ico file you want to use, and click/tap on Open.
    • Select the icon you want to use, and click/tap on OK.

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder_change_icon-2.png Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder_change_icon-3.png

    5 Click/tap on OK to apply (see screenshot below step 3)






    OPTION TWO

    Change Music Folder Icon in desktop.ini file


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, copy and paste %UserProfile%\Music\desktop.ini into Run, and click/tap on OK to open that file. (see screenshot below)

    If you changed the default location of your Music folder, then you will need to substitute %UserProfile%\Music in the path above with the actual full path of your Music folder's current location instead.

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-run.png

    2 In the IconResource= line in the desktop.ini window, change the full path to the full path of the icon you want to use. (see screenshot below)

    If you do not have a IconResource=<icon path> line, then you will need to add it.

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder_desktop.ini_file-1.png

    3 Click/tap on File (menu bar), click/tap on Save (Ctrl+S), and close the desktop.ini window. (see screenshot below)

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder_desktop.ini_file-2.png

    4 Restart the explorer process or sign out and sign in to apply.






    OPTION THREE

    Restore Default Music Folder Icon in Properties


    1 Open your Music folder's current location (ex: "C:\Users\Brink") in File Explorer (Win+E). (see screenshot below)

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder_location.png

    2 Right click or press and hold on the Music folder, and click/tap on Properties.

    3 Click/tap on the Customize tab, and click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder_change_icon-1.png

    4 Click/tap on the Restore Defaults button. (see screenshot below)

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-restore_defaults.png

    5 Click/tap on OK to apply (see screenshot below step 3)






    OPTION FOUR

    Restore Default Music Folder Icon in desktop.ini file


    1 Press the Win + R keys to open Run, copy and paste %UserProfile%\Music\desktop.ini into Run, and click/tap on OK to open that file. (see screenshot below)

    If you changed the default location of your Music folder, then you will need to substitute %UserProfile%\Music in the path above with the actual full path of your Music folder's current location instead.

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-run.png

    2 In the IconResource= line in the desktop.ini window, change the full path to %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-108. (see screenshot below)

    If you do not have a IconResource=<icon path> line, then you will need to add it.

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder_desktop.ini_file-1.png

    3 Click/tap on File (menu bar), click/tap on Save (Ctrl+S), and close the desktop.ini window. (see screenshot below)

    Change or Restore Music Folder Icon in Windows-music_folder_desktop.ini_file-2.png

    4 Restart the explorer process or sign out and sign in to apply.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 46
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 + WSL1 Ubuntu 20.04; Linux Mint 20
       #1

    Thank you Brink!
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 64,571
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    saosilvestre said:
    Thank you Brink!
    You're most welcome. I'm glad it could help.
      My Computers


 

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