Custom Icons for Windows 11 Thread (Folders, Dropbox, Google Drive, Podcasts, NVME Drive, Steam, Adobe)


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I just want to change the default yellow folder colors to a blue one. What's the best way to do that? With the default folder icons on desktop, you can see partially what's inside (see image below). I want the folder colors blue but also have this preview functionality. Is this possible?

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There's a 3rd Party software called FolderMarker. I've been using it for years.
 

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Little present from Mr4Mike4 specially for us.

> Default Generic Folder
> Archive Folder (without the "ZIP" label)
> Thumbnail Back & Front"s" (additional Shorter Front. "All sizes" version may not suit)

Default.pngArchive.pngThumbnail - Back.pngThumbnail - Front.pngThumbnail - Shorter Front.png
 

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Hello guys, Im new at this forum, I HAD to create an account to say that your work is amazing, I have downloaded all the files and Im excited to start customazing my PC with this great icons, I appreciate how you guys take the time to take requests, I have one on my own:

It could be possible to create a folder for Movie Collectorz using this icon and manteining David's style for folders? and another using the PekePeke logo, maybe in a white folder for PekePeke. I would really appreciate if you guys could help me with that.


PekePeke Logo.pngMovie-Collector.png
 
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Little present from Mr4Mike4 specially for us.

> Default Generic Folder
> Archive Folder (without the "ZIP" label)
> Thumbnail Back & Front"s" (additional Shorter Front. "All sizes" version may not suit)

View attachment 25878View attachment 25879View attachment 25880View attachment 25881View attachment 25882
For me, it's easier to use FolderMarker, because I don't have to place the .ico files anywhere and mess with all that. . lol I hate using 3rd party software, but I don't have the patience.
 

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For me, it's easier to use FolderMarker, because I don't have to place the .ico files anywhere and mess with all that. . lol I hate using 3rd party software, but I don't have the patience.
I completely understand that just wanting to quickly tweak color or/and add logo "on the spot" is cool and easy.

But it is good to know that these folders are precisely not random ones, and are ment especially to replace the default ones.
This way, each time you create a new folder, thumbnail or zip folder, these blue ones will automatically appear.
Unlike to usual tweaked icons by 3rd party made only in 256, (or luckily more if basically converted in smaller sizes), these fluent blue folders are the exact replica of the original ones in each size, they will appear in perfect quality everywhere.

System icon location should be in C:\Windows\SystemResources\imageres.dll.mun file (latest builds),
or in C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll (older builds).

For any other custom folders, I think it's a good idea that the ico file is directly placed in the dedicated folder as hidden, with its desktop.ini file. This way the icon is "portable". (what FolderMaker, ThumbnailGenerator... automatically do)

Here's how to make the desktop.ini hidden file :
Create a new text document named "desktop" and copy/paste this, replacing **** with the ico file name.

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=****.ico
IconIndex=0

Then change the .txt extension into .ini and confirm action in dialog box.
To hide files, go in Properties and tick "Hidden"

 

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Hello guys, Im new at this forum, I HAD to create an account to say that your work is amazing, I have downloaded all the files and Im excited to start customazing my PC with this great icons, I appreciate how you guys take the time to take requests, I have one on my own:

It could be possible to create a folder for Movie Collectorz using this icon and manteining David's style for folders? and another using the PekePeke logo, maybe in a white folder for PekePeke. I would really appreciate if you guys could help me with that.


View attachment 25921View attachment 25920

PekePeke-Preview.pngMovieCollectorz-Preview.png

I've had a go at these, hope you like them.
 

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I've had a go at these, hope you like them.
Thank you very much, I really appreciate it... :) one question, what is my best option to install all the icons that were shared in the Windows 11 Ultimate Icons Pack Archive, in the shell folder?

I downloaded IconPackager but Im having a hard time figuring it out, how to install all those system icons, there are more than 400 in that folder and I dont see that many icons available to change in IconPackager
 
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    • Synced with repo as of the April 1st, 2022 commit (c7439153e15cf3d43c757cca1d77019623ec0030)
 
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Finally updated it after ages, anyway, here are the changes:


I would like to make a little contribution to that pack, in the shell folder is missing the regedit_1 file, which is the .ico for the regedit settings files, and the Accesories_1 file for rich text document, I hope you guys can find them usefull... :) and thanx again.regedit_01.pngRich Text Document .rtf.png
 

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Still searching to get my icon back from the new Mediaplayer ( app from store )
Its visible in the taskbar , but just cant get it on my desktop !
Also in the Win11-startmenu visible , must be possible to get this icon on my desktop.............?? ❔
 

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What's the best way to change the icons system wide? First, CustomizerGod worked for me, now it's not working.
 

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Maybe its not working in Win11 anymore , try " IcoFX " , works fine on my Win11 !
 

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@TizianoMad The Fluent Blue set you made is looking really cool on my desktop. If possible, please make this folder also.
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It's basically just like the empty folder but has some white in the upper left corner (papers).
 

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@TizianoMad The Fluent Blue set you made is looking really cool on my desktop. If possible, please make this folder also.
View attachment 26122
It's basically just like the empty folder but has some white in the upper left corner (papers).
Hi @ParisBridge,

As I explained before, I am not the direct author, but in fact I asked for extra versions from the 7-Zip folders @Mr4Mike4 originally made.
No worries, I will ask him next time, but I gave him plenty of work recently, cause he also tweaked the latest CustomizatorGod thumbnail folders (8 different prototype versions).
I just realized they also needed a bit readjusting. (Will be available if author @Lexx911 accepts)

By the way, I did also tweak this one to be properly "with content" in all 8 different sizes. (yep, Microsoft only put content on the 256 size, and made all the smaller ones like an ordinary one). So I will ask for this version to be tweaked. Same thing with the "No Shadow" folder. Smaller sizes do have shadow. Made the reworked version also.

Just be a bit patient, ;-)
See you soon.
 

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@TizianoMad The Fluent Blue set you made is looking really cool on my desktop. If possible, please make this folder also.
View attachment 26122
It's basically just like the empty folder but has some white in the upper left corner (papers).

Hi @ParisBridge
"There you go" just replied Mr4Mike4 with the following simple attached file !

That's very nice from him to contribute, though he's not part of the thread.
I suggested a little tip, as he also tweaked other ones for me, but I got no feedback for this (!)

Fluent Blue - With Content.pngFluent Blue - No Shadow.png
Microsoft originally applies the aspect on the main 256 size, and replace all the others by the default "with shadow" aspect.
I tweaked them to make aspects appear correctly in all smaller sizes.
 

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