I can change one folder icon at a time, but not many at once like I could with XP.
This question was asked in a How-To Geek Forum entitled How To Customize Multiple Folder (Icons), where user "scowilcro" posted this solution that I used often in Windows XP, but I cannot get to work in Windows 7:
"Highlight all of the folders for which you want to change the icons. Right-click on any one of the highlighted folders and click "Properties."
Click the "Customize" button
Click the "Change Icon" button. Choose an icon from the list on the screen or click "Browse" to choose your own icon that you've either created or downloaded from the Internet.
Click "OK" to change the folder icons for multiple folders
Thanks, "scowilcro", but now that I am using Windows 7 (Home Premium with Service Pack 1), this does not work for me.
No matter how many folders I highlight — even if I use Select All — it only changes the one folder I land on when I right-click the group. Properties (General Tab) shows as many folders as are highlighted. I've tried right-clicking in every area of the highlight from the icon to the right edge, and I've even tried using the right-click key, but only one folder changes.
(My goal, in case you are curious, is to "re-icon" hundreds of music folders with respective vinyl, CD, or MP3 icons.)
Thank you, How-To Geeks, for being here!!