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  1. Brink's Avatar
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    For folders in This PC, it would be best to go ahead and create a new thread in the "Customization" forum to keep this tutorial on topic.
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    I followed the steps on number (3) and things went pretty well except for the few extra folders I have plus with the messy icons as well. When I expand the "Libraries" section on the left I see the wrong icons. I like the icons that are there that I am using now but the inside icons are wrong is there a way to change them as well. Is there a way to change the sub folder icons and how would I remove a sub folder also. I tried to delete a empty folder from images and now I get a error when I click on it and its still there.

    Example for empty folder in the image I put in the comment you will see music has 2 icons one is a music note and one is a folder. The folder is called "C:\Users\pawn\OneDrive\Music" and the music note is called "Music". I want too remove the empty onedrive folders and also be able to change the music note as well as the other icons. As you can see from the picture the new "Libraries" icons are all folders with icons ether in them or on them. I want to change the left side expanded icons to just plain symbol icons. Like a music note. and a movie reel and a camera for pictures and such. If I can get any help with this please comment back thank you.

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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    Hello Dawn,

    Those icons would be for your personal folders usually located inside your "C:\Users\<username>" folder. You can check the properties of each folder inside the library to verify the folder's location.

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    What I mean to try and change are the icons for the selected folder. For example there is a music note for the music folder and I would like to change it to a speaker so it can match the new folder a bit more. And I did figure out a little bit more for the yellow folder icons. There for onedrive and I want to try and remove them still. Since I don't use onedrive.

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    I'm trying to set my libraries icons to one style the blackish see through folders with matching icons. And then I'm trying to set my folder icons for the documents to a "Violet" colored folder set and use different symbol icons for each area. I think the blackish see through would look goo with the "violet" see through. But I don't know if its possible to show a symbol icon inside a empty folder or not.
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