Monday, October 27, 2008

How to change My Computer, My Documents, My Network Places and Recycle Bin icons in Windows XP

Step 1: Go to 'Desktop' (Ctrl + D) -> Right click -> Properties

Step 2: Move to 'Desktop' tab -> Customize desktop -> 'General'  tab -> select the item which you want to change and click change icon

Step 3: Select ur favourite icon (either from system icons or from ur downloaded set).

Step 4 :Click 'Ok '.

The changes can also been seen while toggling between windows (alt +tab)

To restore back click the corresponding icon -> click restore default (in 'General' tab)


  1. hi tech tutor,

    changing the my computer tutorial is quite useful. Is any possibility to change the icons in one stretch..

  2. Hi Dharshini,
    Thanx for ur comments.

    There is no default function to change the icons at a stretch. But using some softwares u can change that.

    We are exploring the possibilities and soon u will see the post regarding that.

    Once again thank you for coming.


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