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Have you tried right clicking on the current icon, then clicking on Properties, then the Customize tab, and then Change Icon? Then you can choose from a selection of MS icons.

 

If you had a custom icon then that probably won't work although you can navigate to a different folder with more icons if you have one from there.

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Have you tried right clicking on the current icon, then clicking on Properties, then the Customize tab, and then Change Icon? Then you can choose from a selection of MS icons.

 

If you had a custom icon then that probably won't work although you can navigate to a different folder with more icons if you have one from there.

that's not possible. it's possible for a regular folder, but not My Music/Documents/Pictures/Videos and a couple of others.

 

Tarun: just tried that(MyDocs was registered anyways) and it didn't work. hmm actually the icon for my music did return. but the one on the start menu didn't. maybe a restart would fix it.

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I've been changing my icon since I've had XP.

 

Here's how:

  1. Open the My Music folder.
  2. Right click a blank area in the folder and select Customize.
  3. To use the default icon browse to and select it in:
    %SystemRoot%\system32\SHELL32.dll

 

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I don't know if that has to do with the location of the folder or not as I have mine on a completely different disk "D:" which I used Tweak UI to change the default location.

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Windows Explorer > Tools Folder Options > View and disable Hide protected operating system files. Go to My Music and open Desktop.ini.

 

The contents should read as follows (<USERNAME> is your username):

 

[DeleteOnCopy]

Owner=<USERNAME>

Personalized=13

PersonalizedName=My Music

[.ShellClassInfo]

InfoTip=@Shell32.dll,-12689

IconFile=%SystemRoot%\system32\shell32.dll

IconIndex=-237

 

You can edit the last two lines to customize the icon.

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...you mean you can edit the damn thing? SWEET!!!

 

edit:btw, is it possible to point it to an icon instead of a .dll file?

 

edit2: just tried that and it WORKS. guess i have to say goodbye to editing the shell32.dll file. but the one thing that it doesn't let me do is edit the regular folder File :angry:.

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edit:btw, is it possible to point it to an icon instead of a .dll file?
To point to an icon, the second last line becomes the path and IconIndex=0. For example:

 

IconFile=%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Documents\My Icons\Custom Folder.ico

IconIndex=0

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... any way to edit the regular folder icon ...?
I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean you want to change the default to something other than the standard yellow folder?
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I think you could edit the registry entry HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon to specify a path to a custom icon.

 

I haven't tried it myself but it's probably safer than hacking the shell32.dll file.

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