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How to Create Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

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Desktop Icon Settings allows you to add or remove and change the icon of the common This PC, User's Files, Network, Recycle Bin, and Control Panel desktop icons.

You can also set to prevent or allow themes to change these desktop icons.

This tutorial will show you how to create or download a Desktop Icon Settings shortcut in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Download a Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut
  • Option Two: To Manually Create a Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut


EXAMPLE: Desktop Icon Settings
Name:  Desktop_Icon_Settings.jpg
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Create Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Create Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut in Windows 10
To Download a Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.

Desktop_Icon_Settings_shortcut.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the .zip file..

4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.





Create Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Create Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut in Windows 10
To Manually Create a Desktop Icon Settings Shortcut

1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)

%windir%\System32\rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0

Name:  shortcut-1.jpg
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3. Type Desktop Icon Settings for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

Name:  shortcut-2.jpg
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4. Right click or press and hold on the new Desktop Icon Settings shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

Name:  shortcut-3.jpg
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6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

%windir%\System32\desk.cpl

Name:  shortcut-4.jpg
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7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

Name:  shortcut-5.jpg
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Size:  77.0 KB

9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar, Pin to Start, add to All apps, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.


That's it,
Shawn