Windows 11 has brought a fresh new look to the desktop, including updated folder icons. However, some users may prefer to customize their folder icons to better suit their personal style or organization system. In this article, we will discuss how to change all folder icons in Windows 11.
Step 1: Choose the desired folder icon
Before you can change your folder icons, you need to have the desired icons ready. You can either create your own icons or download them from the internet. There are many websites that offer free icon downloads, such as IconArchive, Flaticon, and Icons8. Make sure to choose icons that are compatible with Windows 11.
Step 2: Create a new folder
To change all folder icons, you will need to create a new folder that will contain all the folders you want to change. This will make the process easier and more organized. Right-click on your desktop and select “New” and then “Folder.” Name the folder something like “Custom Icons” or “New Folder Icons.”
Step 3: Copy and paste folders into the new folder
Next, you will need to copy and paste all the folders you want to change into the new folder you just created. This will ensure that all the folders you want to change are in one place and easily accessible.
Step 4: Select all folders and change the icon
Now, go back to your desktop and select all the folders you want to change by holding down the “Ctrl” key and clicking on each folder. Right-click on one of the selected folders and choose “Properties.” In the “Customize” tab, click on the “Change Icon” button. A new window will pop up, allowing you to browse for the desired icon. Select the icon you want and click “OK.”
Step 5: Apply changes to all folders
After selecting the new icon, click “Apply” and then “OK.” This will change the icon for all the selected folders. You can now delete the new folder you created earlier, as it is no longer needed.
Step 6: Refresh your desktop
To see the changes, you will need to refresh your desktop. Right-click on your desktop and select “Refresh” or press the “F5” key on your keyboard. Your folder icons should now be updated with the new icon you selected.
Bonus Tip: Change individual folder icons
If you want to change the icon for just one folder, you can do so by right-clicking on the folder and selecting “Properties.” In the “Customize” tab, click on the “Change Icon” button and select the desired icon. Click “Apply” and then “OK” to save the changes.
By following these simple steps, you can easily change all folder icons in Windows 11 to better suit your personal style or organization system. Have you customized your folder icons in Windows 11? Let us know in the comments below.