Personalization Change Folder Icon in Windows 11


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Starting with Windows 11 build 22557, File Explorer will show a thumbnail preview of folder contents on the folder's icon. Usually, the last item added to the folder will show as a thumbnail preview on the folder's icon.

You can change the folder icon to show any custom icon you want instead of the folders' default icon or thumbnail preview.

This tutorial will show you how to change the icon of a folder in Windows 11.


Contents





Option One

Change Folder Icon


1 Right click on the folder you want, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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2 Perform the following steps: (see screenshots below)
  1. Click/tap on the Customize tab.
  2. Click/tap on the Choose Icon button under Folder icons.
  3. Click/tap on Browse, and navigate to and select the .ico file or library that contains the icon you want.
  4. Select the icon you want.
  5. Click/tap on OK.
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Option Two

Restore Default Folder Icon


1 Right click on the folder you want, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

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2 Perform the following steps: (see screenshots below)
  1. Click/tap on the Customize tab.
  2. Click/tap on the Choose Icon button under Folder icons.
  3. Click/tap on the Restore Defaults button.
  4. Click/tap on OK.
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That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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