Download your icons
The first thing you need to do is download the icons to use. You can find them on sites like iconscom/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>Icon-Icons You can download individual icons or find a set of icons if you want them to look the same. Make sure the icons are in ICO format to use them on Windows 10.
Once you find the icons and download them, you will need to find the file in which they were saved. To do this, go to ile explorer. Files downloaded from browsers usually end up in the Downloads folder, unless you’ve configured to save elsewhere.
If you are having trouble finding it, you can go to your browser and find a download location. It is usually possible to open the location of the downloaded file.
If you downloaded a set of icons, you may have to extract them from the zipped file. To do this, double-click the zipped file and select “Extract All” in the upper right corner. Choose where to extract your files, and make sure you save them in a location that you can easily find and don’t want to move them around during use.
Create Program Shortcuts
Your next task is to create shortcuts for the programs whose icons you want to change. You cannot change the icon of the original application file, but you can do it using any shortcut. To do this, find the source file of the program’s application. Then right-click it and select Create Shortcut.
The shortcut will be placed in the same file folder as the original application file. Then you can move the shortcut wherever you want. This includes your desktop if you want to create a unique environment. Once you have the shortcuts you want, you can use the downloaded icons to customize them.
Change your icons
Right-click the shortcut and select Properties.
At the bottom of all the options you will see the “Change Icon” button. Select this and the Change Icon window will open. To use the downloaded icons, click Browse to open File Explorer.
Find the file that contains your icons Depending on the file you downloaded, you may need to browse through some folders to find where the icon images were saved. When you find this file or an individual icon, select it and click Open.
The icons in the file appear in the Change Icon window. Select the one you want to use for this application, then click OK.
Then, in the Properties window, select Apply and then OK. Your shortcut should now be replaced with your chosen icon.
Tips for customizing icons in Windows 10
If you’re having trouble changing icons, make sure you do a few things.
First of all, when you are looking for icons to download, make sure you get them from a trusted source. Some icons may not be of the best quality, or the site itself may try to force you to buy something. Files can also be infected with malware.
Also make sure you upload ICO files. The download page for your icons should tell you or let you choose which format you download in. Also make sure you save them in a location that’s easy to find. Your best bet is to download all of your icons and then create a folder with them inside before using them.
If you move the icon file, your computer won’t be able to find it to use in the shortcut and you’ll have to redirect it to the new file location for it to work again.
You will also still see the arrow shortcut in the lower left corner of the app. If you want to get rid of them for a cleaner look, you can do so by editing the registry