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(Solved) - Permanent Custom Folder Icon?

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  • Started 1 year ago by MourningStar
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MourningStar
MourningStar
Posts: 80

How (if possible) can I assign a custom icon to a folder so that it will remain that folder's icon no matter where on the computer I move it to, even if I copy it to another drive (ext., flash, cd, etc.) or computer.

thnx - and sorry if addressed elsewhere, pleas provide link.

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

http://www.foldermarker.com/folder-marker-free.php This was recommended awhile ago here on the HTG site. Never got a chance to try it out myself. It might do what you want.

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vistual
vistual
Posts: 3135

SarahJames has definitely covered that [ahem] a few times.lol ....
sift through these results - pretty sure the answer is there : http://www.howtogeek.com/sites.....;sa=Search

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warlock
warlock
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@vistual, Thanks, I thought that was who it was but not sure. Credit to Sarah James.

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MourningStar
MourningStar
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thnx - resolved via one of those SarahJ posts and no need for additional s/w. Hah!

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warlock
warlock
Posts: 4100

Good for you. Again, credit to Sarah.

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vistual
vistual
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which one?

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MourningStar
MourningStar
Posts: 80

warlock - yes, all credit to Sarah.

vistual - sorry, don't remember which one (it had to do with creating a file in the folder named desktop.ini). you'll have to sift thru those results like I did.

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vistual
vistual
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would be too easy for me to figure that one out.
it would have been nice if you posted it for general purposes / future reference for others like you. just a courtesy kinda. you know like giving back. contributing. sharing. all that stuff you know.

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MourningStar
MourningStar
Posts: 80

@Sarah : "... place the icon inside the folder (hidden) and the reference to it by the desktop.ini file is to the icofile inside the folder. That way it works on all computers.

This is what the desktop.ini file says:

[.ShellClassInfo]
IconFile=custom.ico
IconIndex=0

(So in fact you can do it manually without adding a program to do it for you...) "

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Hermitt
Hermitt
Posts: 1310

Is this the Thread you are talking about?
http://www.howtogeek.com/forum.....?replies=5

Jim

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