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I cannot customize the display of folder icon.

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I cannot customize the display of folder icon.


You cannot customize the display of folder icon.
However, you can customize the shortcut icon of folder icon.
To create a shortcut icon, refer to the following procedure.
1, Right click on the folder icon you want to create shortcut, and then click [Create Shortcut].
2, Right click on the shortcut icon you just created, click [Properties], and then click [Change Icon] button.
3, Select the image you want to use, and then click [OK] button to close the window.
*Click [Browse] button and specify [C:\windows\system\shell32.dll] if the list of icons is not displayed when you click [Change Icons].

Microsoft Reference
ID:Q253689
TITLE: Cannot Change the Default Folder Icons in Windows Explorer
Address: http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q253/6/89.ASP