How to Install Custom Icons in Windows 8

Introduction 

 
Sometimes you would like to add a new icon created by yourself or seen in a Windows library.You can easily apply your own customized icon. There are some steps that you have to use and they are.
 
A. Create an icon using a drawing editor like Adobe or in Paint. There are also some free sites for creating icons online. After downloading you have to save it as a .ico extension and save this to the desktop.
 
B. Suppose you have to change the icon of the Windows Explorer.
 
Step 1
 
Move to METRO UI and search "Windows Explorer" icon.
 
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Step 2
 
Then right-click on the "Windows Explorer" icon and click on "Open File Location".
 
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Step 3 
 
A new window will pop up and there right-click on "Windows Explorer" and click to "Properties".
 
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Step 4
 
In the properties go to the "Shortcut" tab and there click on "Change Icon".
 
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Step 5
 
Browse the drives & select "Sky Orb" from the Desktop and open it and click the OK button.
 
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Step 6
 
Close all the windows & open Metro UI there. You will find that the icon of  "Windows Explorer"  has been changed.
 
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Summary 

 
In this article, we learned about How to Install Custom Icons in Windows 8.