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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Make Your Own Folder Icons

Each time you create a new folder in Microsoft Windows 7, the operating system displays a generic folder icon. If you want to customize your folders, however, Windows 7 allows you to change the icon that is displayed on your screen. To make a new folder icon, you must create an ICO file. ICO is the standard icon format in Windows and can be created in Microsoft Paint. Depending on your preference, you can create a new icon file from an existing picture on your computer or create a new icon image from scratch.

Create an Icon

Open Microsoft Paint, located in the Windows "Accessories" folder.

Click the "Paint" tab, select "Open" and import the image you want to use for your icon. If you want to create a new design, use the brushes, color palette and shapes to create a design on the blank canvas.

Click the "Paint" tab after you import your image or create your new custom design, highlight 

the "Save As" option and select "BMP picture."

Enter a new name for your image and type ".ico" at the end. Your new file should appear as "youriconname.ico."

Select the folder you want to use to store your new icon image, and then click the "Save" button.
Set the Folder Icon

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Monday, 25 March 2013

Change folder icon

Their is a simple way by which one can change the folder icon. One can easily change default icon to more meaningful icon to reflect the folder such that one can know what data is present in the folder. For example , a folder containing movies can be assigned a video camera icon, for folder containing images digital camera icon , for document folder document icon etc. By assigning icons one can easily distinguish a particular folder of interest by eye catchy beautiful icons. Some of the icons are shown below

 To change default folder icon perform the following steps:

  1. Select the file or folder that you want to change.
  2. Right click on folder ->Properties. The properties window for the is displayed. Click Close to close the properties dialog 

    3. Click on "Customize" and click on "Change Icon"
    4. Select any suitable icon and click "OK"

     5. After completing all steps the folder icon will change
NOTE : For reverting back to default folder icon press  "Restore Defaults "

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