Windows 8 How To: Change Folder Icons
Written by Alan Thursday, 19 July 2012 07:00
Windows 8, in beta form, has been out for some time now and more and more users worldwide are trying out Microsoft’s next operating system. In many ways the OS is a lot different from any previous version of Windows and, while many things are also similar or the same, that different look has raised questions for many early users.
One thing that actually hasn’t changed in Windows 8 is how you can change folder icons in Windows Explorer. Sure, getting there may be a bit different and perhaps there are some different icons to choose from, but the basic process hasn’t changed. If you aren’t familiar with the steps from your days in Windows 7 then read on for a recap.
Getting started has changed slightly. You’ll need to access the Charms menu and click “Search”, then begin typing “Windows Explorer” and the option should pop up for you to click.
Browse to the folder you want to change and right-click it. Choose “Properties” and then the “Customize” tab and click on the “Change Icon” button.
You can scroll right to view all of the available icons. When you find the one you want to use just click to highlight it and then click “OK”.
You can also browse to a different location and choose a custom icon of your own.
As you can see, this is an almost identical process to the past couple of versions of Windows.