Most of us usually get bored with the standard old look of the icons in windows. Especially, those who like to take so much care about the looks even if it is an icon of the operating system. These people like to personalize every single aspect in everything. Also, people who are tech-freak like to do the same with their computer looks.
Although, most of the users like to use custom tools available easily like CustoPack Tools for personalizing their windows but if you really want something differnet then, changing the icons manually is the best option.
AdSevenIconChalanger is a smart and compact application (of only 38kb). Also, most of us will not be knowing that windows by default stores the icons in dll files such as Shell32.dll, Imageres.dll, User32.dll, Powercpl.dll, which can be found in System32 folder. This tool allows us to choose the icons from these types of files and allow us to change the icon as per our desire.
The tool is portable so, needs no installation but when you will run it, run it as ‘administrator’ otherwise it might create some problems. The main window of the tool is like this. You can change the icons of many places like hard drive, desktop, recycle bin empty and many more with this application. First, you have to select the place from these options available.
After selecting the place, first go in the option ‘select icon’ where you can choose the icons from different types of files – Shell32.dll, Imageres.dll, ActionCenterCPL.dll, User32.dll and Powercpl.dll.
Now, you just have to select the icon which you want to change and click ‘change icon’ option in the main window. The icon preview will also be seen in the main window which you can remove it by just clicking on it.
The changes will apply only after restart or log off of the computer. AdSevenIconChanger also allows you to restore the original icon at any time.
Also, read about similar tool on Change Windows 7 Default Icons In Taskbar and Start Menu