Hey! Do you get annoyed when you are in a hurry and not able to find your crucial folder? It happens with everyone so don’t need to worry, you can organize your folders by changing their icons, so that it would be easier for you to recognize them.
Two methods are described below, the one is the traditional method, that is with use of available options on the computer system. And the other is the “Icon Packager” tool, by which you can change the icons according to its name and working. It provides number of interactive icons similar to the folders. You only need to install it and can avail plenty of icons.
This article will teach you how to change folder icons in Windows 7, by following the simple steps as explained below.
Steps to Change Folder Icons in Windows 7
Method 1 of 2:
Step 1: Right click on the folder for which you want to change the icon, then go to “Properties”.
Step 2: Click on “Customize” section.
Step 3: Under Folder icons you”ll see “Change Icon” click on it.
Step 4: A dialog box will appear, which consists of numerous icons, then select the one you want.
click on “OK”.
Method 2 of 2:
Installation process of Icon Packager:
Step 1: Type “iconpackager.en.softonic.com” in your address bar,as shown over here, or you can simply go to softonic website then search for “IconPackager”.
After this you”ll see download option click on it.
Step 2: File with “.exe” extension will prompt at screen click on “Save File”.
Step 3: At the top right corner of your browser downloads icon is available, click on it, then right click on the downloaded file and select “Open Containing Folder”.
Step 4: The folder will appear at the destination where it is stored as shown in figure.
Double click on the file.
Step 5: To run the file click on “Yes”. Download and installation process window will appear click on “Accept”.
Step 6: If you don’t want to install other software which is optional then click on “No thanks” radio button.
click on “Next”.
Step 7: Then make sure that “360 Total Security” check box is unchecked, if you are not willing to install it.
Step 8: Downloading will start and it will take few minutes.
Step 9: Whenever the downloading is complete, License Agreement will appear click on “I Agree” and then press “Next” button.
Step 10: You can change the destination of folder by clicking on “Browse” as shown in the image below.
Press “Next” button.
Step 11: Click on “Finish”.
Step 12: Confirmation window will appear about the download completion. Close the window.
To change icon using “IconPackager”:
Step 1: On your desktop you”ll see “IconPackager” window, click on “Continue”.
Step 2: Go to “Icons & Cursors” option, select the folder destination I have selected “Desktop”.
Then from list of folder choose the one you want to change and click on “Change this icon”.
Step 3: Change Icon dialog box will appear which consists of numerous category of icons.
Here I have chosen “Delta”, select the icon you want and click on “OK”.
Step 4: Similarly you can choose “PlasticFantastic” category and others as shown.
Step 5: After performing these steps, click on “Apply changes”.
Step 6: If you are not satisfied with your changes then click on “Restore Default icon” and from the drop down menu select on the option to restore the previous one.
I have changed desktop icon so I have selected “Restore Desktop icon”.
Step 7: Click on “Apply changes” to restore it.
Steps 6 and 7 may be useful whenever you want to discard the changes you made.