This is a short tutorial that will show you how to change your desktop icons in Windows Vista and Windows XP.
Step 1: Start by either creating your own icon (future tutorial to come) or download some from the internet (be sure to choose sites that are trustworthy). It helps to put them in a folder called “Icons,” somewhere you can find them.
Step 2: Right-click the desktop and select “Personalize” (Windows XP users: right-click the desktop and go to “Properties,” followed by “Desktop” tab, and then click “Customize Desktop” in XP).
Step 3: Next, click on “Change desktop icons” under the Task menu (Windows XP users can skip this step).
Step 4: Choose the desktop icon that you would like to change and click the “Change Icon” button.
Step 5: Locate the folder where you have saved your custom icons, choose the icon you want to replace the default icon, and click “OK.”
Note: If you change the empty or full recycling bin, you’ll want to change the other.
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15 Jan 2009 Catholic Tech Tips