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Windows 7For some reasons a lot of people seems to dislike the new icons and their size in Windows 7. Have a look at my articles talking about how to remove pinned icons from Windows 7 Start Menu and how to show text next to the taskbar icon. Today, I am going to talk about the new Windows 7 library and its icon set, which users may wish to change to fit their needs.

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Computer and go to C:\Users\your Windows Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries
  3. At this point you will need to open your Notepad.
  4. Drag and drop the Library icon you wish to change to the blank Notepad. (make sure that the files you drag have  .XML extension).
  5. A lot of codes will appear in the Notepad.
  6. Just add this piece of code among the codes: <iconReference>Address_of_your_new_icon</iconReference>
  7. Address_of_your_new_icon is nothing else than the path to the new icon you wish to substitute to the default one.
  8. Save the file and exit.
  9. Done!

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2 Comments to “How to Change Windows 7 Library Icon”

  1. Matt Says:

    This trick only works with(from the location specified):
    Documents, Videos, Music, and Pictures folders and you can do this without all this.

  2. Dennis F Says:

    While I have no beef with the current icons, this is cool. Thanks.

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