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    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10


    How to: Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10

    How to Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Information "My Computer" is now called "This PC" in Windows 10.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the default icon used for This PC to any icon you want for your account in Windows 10.

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Tip You may also want to allow or prevent themes to change desktop icons for your This PC icon.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Change Default Icon for This PC in Desktop Icon Settings
    • Option Two: To Restore Default Icon for This PC in Desktop Icon Settings
    • Option Three: To Change Default Icon for This PC in Registry Editor

    EXAMPLE: This PC in File Explorer

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    OPTION ONE [/i] To Change Default Icon for This PC in Desktop Icon Settings
    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note If you like, you can open Run (Win+R), enter the command below into Run, and click/tap on OK to directly open Desktop Icon Settings at step 4 below instead.

    *Arrow rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0

    2. Click/tap on Themes on the left side, and click/tap on the Desktop icon settings link on the right side under Related Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. You can now close Settings if you like.

    4. Select the This PC icon, and click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Click/tap on the Browse button, navigate to and select the .ico file or file (ex: "DDORes.dll") that contains the icon you want, click/tap on Open, select the icon you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshots below)

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. Click/tap on the OK to apply. (see screenshots below)

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION TWO [/i] To Restore Default Icon for This PC in Desktop Icon Settings
    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note If you like, you can open Run (Win+R), enter the command below into Run, and click/tap on OK to directly open Desktop Icon Settings at step 4 below instead.

    *Arrow rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Control_RunDLL desk.cpl,,0

    2. Click/tap on Themes on the left side, and click/tap on the Desktop icon settings link on the right side under Related Settings. (see screenshot below)

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. You can now close Settings if you like.

    4. Select the This PC icon, and click/tap on the Restore Default button. (see screenshot below)

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. Click/tap on the OK to apply. (see screenshots below)

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]






    OPTION THREE [/i] To Change Default Icon for This PC in Registry Editor
    1. Press the Win+R keys to open Run, type regedit into Run, and click/tap on OK to open Registry Editor.

    2. Navigate to the key below in the left pane of Registry Editor. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon


    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. In the right pane of the DefaultIcon key, double click/tap on the (Default) string value (REG_SZ) to modify it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Type the full path of the .ico file you want to use, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note You can use the path below to restore the default This PC icon.

    *Arrow C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll,-109

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    5. When finished, close Registry Editor.

    6. sign in to fully apply.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Sep 20, 2017
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 26, 2019
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  3. Windows vista x64 computer icon always changing

    what icons are you referring to?
    In the Windows Explorer list or desktop?
     
    twicksisted, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. 95Viper Win User

    Change Default Icon for This PC in Windows 10

    Windows 10 desktop icons not in order

    In ccleaner, did you uncheck cleaning the icon cache... have not used in a while; however, I think that is what the option is called.

    Now, if you are setting the icons and they move after you have set the settings and not changed them... you may have the "Random Windows 10 Icon movement problem".
    Some people have this and some don't.

    Here is a thread on the problem at Windows10 forums: Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving
     
    95Viper, Oct 26, 2019
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  5. psbecker Win User
    Change Folder Icon in Windows 10


    I just acquired a new laptop running Windows 10 and am trying to change the icons of the folders in the StartUp "Program" folder so that they would stand out a little better. I used my admin account and followed all the steps listed above, but when I clicked on "Apply", nothing happened. The same basic windows folder icon remained attached to the folder. I also tried to go into Properties and capitalize some of the folder names, but that didn't work either. Looks like something is protecting them, but I cannot figure out what it is much less how to get around this blockage, Any suggestions?
     
    psbecker, Oct 26, 2019
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  6. thegave Win User
    Need default Windows icons

    Would it have the default icons?
     
    thegave, Oct 26, 2019
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