How to change icons of files and folders in Windows 10

By | October 30, 2017

Folders displayed on Windows have a shape like or . The user is familiar with it, but it is too simple.

It also has the same shape, so it is difficult to distinguish immediately what folder it is. You can solve this by changing the icon shape of the folder.

Of course there are also software that makes it easy to change the icon of the folder, but here let’s change the icon of the folder using the functions in the Windows OS.

Select from existing icon

There are two ways to change the shape of the icon. Let’s change it to an existing icon which is prepared in Windows.

For example, let’s change the image of the folder icon (folder name “a”) shown below on the desktop.

▼ 1Right click mouse and select 2“Properties”.

[Windows10]change icons of files

▼ Next, on the “Customize” tab in the Property window, click the 2Change icon on the 「Folder icon」 at the bottom.

[Windows10]change icons of files

▼ In the「Change icon」 hat is displayed, select the 1icon image that makes it easy to understand the contents of the folder and click the2OK button.

[Windows10]change icons of files

▼ You will return to the「Properties」window, and you can see that the 1icon image has changed. Click the2OK button to finish.

[Windows10]change icons of files

▼ As a result, the icon as shown below changed. Even if anyone sees it, the content of the folder is immediately related to music.

[Windows10]change icons of files