For any purpose if you want to change the look of folder or shortcut icon in Windows 7 then you can easily change it through the properties panel. Here’s how you can do that.
Right click on the folder for which you wish to change the icon. Select properties from the right click menu.
In properties panel, go to Customize tab and click on the “Change icon” button.
Change Icon for Windows Folder will appear. Here you’ll see default icons from Windows. If you can’t see any icons, click on the “Browse” button and then type any one of the given locations in the Filename area.
Select your favorite icon and click on Ok button.
Here’s what new icon looks like. The screenshot also contains old icon.
That’s how you can change the look of any folder inside Windows 7. If you wish to change the icon of any Shortcut in Windows 7 then the process will be same. You have to right click on the shortcut and select properties. In the properties panel, go to Shortcut tab and click on the “Change icon” button.
In the next step choose any of the given icons from the given set of icons.That’s how you can change the icons of any folders or shortcuts in your Windows computer.