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    How to change Vista default folder icons?

    HI,

    I want to change the default icon for my folders in vista, icon while viewing them in explorer and when we minimize them to taskbar, folder group icon etc.

    Is there any way to do it?

    Thanks for sharing any info.

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    Re: How to change Vista default folder icons?

    You can use any coustomize software like styleXp IconTranslate , IconChanger, windows blind etc

    IconTranslate : http://download.tgtsoft.com/IconTranslateInstall.zip

    IconChanger: http://www.shelllabs.com/IconChanger38.exe

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    Re: How to change Vista default folder icons?

    Folder Icon Changer

    Folder Icon Changer is a software that search and replace the standard icon of a folder on any other icon. It has a pretty and friendly interface. ( The interface is the style of Mac OS X. ) It is a powerful software and easy to use. You can change icons of folders quickly and freely just by clicking several buttons. So,using Folder Icon Changer can save you lots of time. The most important is that it can make your folders lively and I think others will envy your beautiful folders!

    * Change folders' icons freely and quickly.
    * Pretty and friendly interface. ( It is the style of Mac OS X )
    * Search icons in files.
    * Search icons in folders.
    * Export icons as bmp, jpg, jpeg, gif.
    * Easy to use.
    * Free life-time upgrade.
    Download

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    Re: How to change Vista default folder icons?

    In the registry, create a new key named 'Shell Icons',

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\ShellIcons]

    Under this new key, create a REG_EXPAND_SZ (Expandable String Value) named '3' and edit it's data to be the path to your icon.

    Key Name: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\ShellIcons

    Name: 3
    Type: REG_EXPAND_SZ
    Data: %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,177


    Good luck

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    Re: How to change Vista default folder icons?

    Icon Changer is the go, thanks wingeek.

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