Create custom Windows 10 folder images

Maybe you know this function of the folder pictures in Windows Explorer . With this function you can give each folder an individual look and thus its own folder picture . This allows you to supplement the created folder structure with image information and thus find special folders more quickly.

Set folder images in Windows Explorer

Below we have shown you an example of a folder picture. You can see there that the folder ” WINDOWS-FAQ.DE ” contains a known background image of Windows 10 for the actual folder symbol .

Folder image in Windows Explorer

To set such an individual folder icon , you first have to right-click on the folder to be changed and call up the folder properties , as you can see in the image below.

Windows folder properties

Then the Explorer properties window for the selected folder is opened and you then have to switch to the following tab.

To adjust

Explorer folder images select file

In the ” Customize ” options window you will find the area in the middle

Folder images

There you now have the option of using the button

Choose a file

select a graphic file , which is then integrated into the Explorer order symbol . Almost all common file formats are available to you. These are individually the following file formats:


After you have selected the desired graphic file , you only need to apply the settings with ” OK “.

ATTENTION: These integrated Explorer folder images are only shown in the following Explorer view types.

  • Big symbols
  • Medium sized symbols
  • Extra large symbols

The Windows 10 folder images are not displayed in all other display types such as ” Details “, ” List ” or ” Small icons ” .

Of course, you always have the option  to remove the stored image from the folder symbol . The process is the same as described, you just have to use the ” Restore ” button , which you can see on the 3rd picture.

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