how to change system folder icons in XP

January 3, 2011 at 21:10:41
Specs: Windows XP
Is it possible to change the icon on a system folder....such as "My Music" inside of "My Documents". The "My Document" folder is changable by going to Settings-Control Panel- Display-Desktop-Customize Desktop. I cant find any Customize tab inside of Properties for the "My Pictures" and "My Music" folders.

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#1
January 3, 2011 at 23:40:16
rudykazu, suggest you create a shortcut to the desired file and put it on your desktop. You can then give it whatever icon you like and leave the folder file 'as is'.
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
January 4, 2011 at 07:11:31
thanks Ed.....but i figured it out after i posted the question.....all u need to do is create an .ini file and drop it in that specific folder.....i just copied one of my other folder .ini files and then changed the path to the specific icon i wanted .....Ron

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#3
January 4, 2011 at 08:53:34
Seems like a rather geeky(?) way of getting there, since, if you right-click on the "My Music" folder, and click on the "Customize" tab, there is the option at the bottom of that dialogue box reading:"Change icon"... Maybe I misunderstand the question??

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#4
January 4, 2011 at 08:54:50
Oops! Right-click My Music, and select "Properties", then the rest...

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#5
January 4, 2011 at 13:35:58
the System - My Music folder inside of My Documents dose not have a Customize tab to click...at least inside of the version of XP i have...same with My Pictures.......for some reason certain System Folders dont like the idea of us changeing the Icon.....i didnt want to have to create a seprate My Music forlder or make a Short Cut My Music folder to do this

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