Change Folder Icons in Windows 8

Windows has special folders that have with different icons that the regular folders. If you have a folder where you keep special files like documents or MP3 files, then you can customize folders and change their icons to easily identify them. For example, if a folder contains your college pictures, then you can set its icon to your college logo and so on. Here is how you can change the folder icons in Windows 8:

  1. Right-click on a folder, the icon of which you want to change. Select Properties from the right-click context menu.

    Change Folder Icon in Windows 8

  2. In the Properties window, select the Customize tab. Under the category Folder Icons category, click on the Change Icon button.

    Change Folder Icon in Windows 8

  3. In the window that opens up, click on the Browse button and select the icon ICO file that you want to set. If you do not have any good ICO files, you can download some from http://www.iconarchive.com/.

    Change Folder Icon in Windows 8

  4. Click on the OK button to set the icon. Now if you look at the folder in Windows File Explorer, you would see the new icons for the folders.

    Change Folder Icon in Windows 8

If at any later stage, you want to restore the default icons for the folder, then follow the same above steps – except in the step 3, click on the Restore Defaults button and then click on the OK button. This would restore you folder icons back to the regular ones.