Change desktop icons in Windows 7

Windows 7 comes with pretty cool icons, but many users still want to use their own icons for basic desktop items like Computer, Recycle Bin etc. You can change the icons easily as explained in this article.

  1. Right-click anywhere in an empty place on your Windows’ desktop window. Choose Personalize

  2. In the Personalization window, click on Change desktop icons link on the right side as shown below

  3. In the Desktop Icon Settings window, select an icon and click on Change Icon

  4. Browse for an icon. You can choose any icon you want. Finally click on Apply button in the Desktop Icon Settings window. The following picture shows the changed Computer icon on desktop :

If at any later stage, you want to restore the default Windows 7 desktop icons, then click on the button labeled Restore Default in the step 3 above.