How to Customize Icons in Windows 10

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Windows is the most popular and commonly used Operating System in PCs. It has more than 90% of the shares in all Operating Systems. Similarly, if we talk about its usage ratio, it has a 1:9 ratio of users from all over the world. Means, about 9 out of every ten people use Windows OS on their personal computers. Windows provide extensive collection features. Also, it enables the user to make changes in it easily. You can do a lot more than you think like customize icons. If you don’t know how to customize icons in Windows 10? This article will help you.

How to customize icons in Windows 10

Similarly, Windows allows users to change the icons of the apps or folders. You just need to find your favorite image of your required file to replace it. You can create an image by yourself, or there are lots of websites where you can download the beloved icon of your data or app. Furthermore, there are some popular icon websites available like icons8, iconfinder, and iconsarchive. These are some of the best sites where you can find millions of icons to replace them with your default windows icons. Nut replacing images is not that easier. That’s why I’ve written this short tutorial on how to customize icons in Windows 10. So let’s get started.

Download your favorite customize icons in Windows 10

In order to customize your icons. The first thing you have to do is download your favorite icons from the above websites. In this tutorial, I’m using icons8. to download icons. > Download the file in PNG format with 64×64 pixels.

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Convert customize icons from PNG File into ICO Format

When you download your icon file from the internet you will get the file in PNG format. But in order to customize and change your icons, you must convert them to ICO format. Because in PNG format windows will not replace it. You can only replace icons with ICO format. So converting your PNG icons into ICO is really simple and we will do it in only 1 click.

Just visit icoconverter to convert your PNG icon into ICO format. > Choose your PNG file

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Click on upload.

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Scroll down and at the bottom, you will see the “convert ICO” button.

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Click on it

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Select your File to replace its icon

Meanwhile, select your file or app which you want its icon to replace with your downloaded one. > Right-click on it. > Goto properties

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Select “Change icon”

Now at the bottom, you will see the “change icon“. > Click on it

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Click on the “Browse” button

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Browse Icon file

Now, find and select you icon file you want to add. > Click on “Open”

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Click on “Apply”

Now you must click on the “Apply” button at the bottom to save your changes. Meanwhile, you will see your selected file’s icon has changed now.

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I hope you will understand this tutorial. Please comment if you like it. Thanks for reading.

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