Refresh Your Desktop: How to Change Folder Icons Easily


Could you guide me on the process of altering folder icons using Attribute Changer?


First, ensure that you have Attribute Changer installed on your computer. It’s a free application available for download from its official website.

Step 2: Access the Folder’s Properties

Right-click on the folder whose icon you wish to change and select ‘Properties’ from the context menu.

Step 3: Launch Attribute Changer

In the folder’s properties window, navigate to the ‘Attribute Changer’ tab. If you don’t see this tab, it means that Attribute Changer is not properly installed.

Step 4: Modify the Icon

Within the Attribute Changer tab, you’ll find options to modify various attributes of the folder. Look for the section labeled ‘Icon’. Here, you can either choose from a list of available icons or browse for a custom icon file on your computer.

Step 5: Apply Changes

After selecting the new icon, click ‘Apply’ to save the changes. You may need to refresh your desktop or file explorer to see the updated icon.

Step 6: Confirm the Change

Once you’ve applied the changes, the folder should now display the new icon. If it doesn’t, try restarting your computer.


Attribute Changer is primarily used for changing file and folder attributes like read-only, hidden, and system flags. Changing folder icons is not a native feature of Attribute Changer, and typically, such changes are made through the operating system’s folder properties dialog, not through Attribute Changer. If you’re looking for advanced customization, you might need to use specialized software designed for icon changes.

Remember, altering system files and icons can affect the stability of your system, so proceed with caution and ensure you have backups before making any changes.

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