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Customize a folder icon in Windows XP

If you wish to assign a custom icon to a particular folder, follow these steps:

  • Right-click the folder you want to customize and choose Properties
  • In the Customize tab, click Change icon... button
  • Browse through the shell32.dll icons (or any other .ico or .dll file)
  • Select the appropriate icon for the folder and click OK

Now the folder icon preference is stored in the Desktop.ini file within in that folder

The Desktop.ini file will be created with these lines (sample lines)


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