For some computer users, Windows' mundane yellow folder icon is just too boring to let stand. This program helps search the computer for other icons, and can replace those individual folder images with something more interesting. Unlike more powerful graphics tools, this isn't designed to edit or create icons from scratch, but it does have the ability to extract icon images from executable program files, where they are often hidden. Searching individual folders is fast and easy, and the process of replacing the icons is simple. However, we found a few bugs that caused the program to crash when searching folders with large numbers of executables, or when trying to examine icons before a search was complete. A pop-up screen reminds people to register after 10 icons have been replaced. All told, we would recommend this to people who want a rudimentary desktop-customization tool, but those who want broader icon-creation features should look elsewhere.
What's new in version 8.7
ReleaseMay 2, 2012
Date AddedMay 2, 2012
Operating SystemsWindows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 7, Windows XP
Change Folder Icons is a tool for Windows that allows you to easily find thousands of bright icons on your computer that you can use as folder icons. Program features are change the icon of a folder simply and quickly by pressing the right mouse button on it and selecting "Change Folder Icon", search for icons on your computer files, starting with the selected folder (Drag and Drop and advanced search options are supported), and extract icons from any type of file (.exe, .dll, .lib, and .icl).