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Both in explorer and regedit, (especially regedit because they are so small) I have difficulty seeing the pale yellow folder icons. Prior to Windows 11 these icons appeared more of a mustard color and I could see them ok. I know how to change an icon for an individual folder and I have done that on my desktop folders. But what I need is a method to change the color systemwide to some color other than pale yellow for all current folders and any new ones created in the future. Is there a way to change the default system folder icon?
 
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I have not tried this batch script with Windows 11, but it works on Windows 10 hopefully this method works on Windows 11.

 

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Freebooter, Sorry to be dense but I watched the video 3 times. He doesn't explain as he goes along. What am I supposed to do with your zip file.?
Do I put the new icon and bat file somewhere (say at root of C) and then run the bat file?
 

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You can change the folder icon, but make sure folder icon have Blue Folder name and double-click the batch script.
 

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Freebooter, you wonderful human being. It worked both in explorer and regedit. Consider yourself being virtually hugged for sharing this. Thank you so much.
 

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You are very welcome!
 

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I've recently changed all my icons (system-wide). The above trick works but probably changes only the basic empty folder icon, which means all other icons will be inconsistent (folder with preview of contents, music/videos/photos folders, etc). If you want to change those, you'll have to edit imageres.dll.mun and shell32.dll.mun files and swap icons, however that is a bit more technical as you'd possibly have to take ownership of them.
 

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