How do I change an icon for a folder on the task bar.

I want my (e.g.) Dropbox folder, being opened with Windows Explorer, to display distinctive icon on the task bar. How can achieve this please?
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AnuroopsunddConnect With a Mentor Commented:
when you are in the list of icons.
browse to the dropbox.exe file and  select it -- see screenshot
below is my path..in your case just change the youruserename ....
C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Roaming\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe
slect the file and it will show you the icon you want to have...
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
in windows explorer
Right Click the Dropbox folder
Click properties
click on customize tab at the top.
click on Change Icon button
select the icon file and click ok
ok ok.

now when you open the folder it should show you new icon...
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Sushant GulatiConnect With a Mentor ConsultantCommented:
1. Once you are in the "OWNER", right-click the folder "DROPBOX" that you want to change.
2. Select "Properties" at the bottom
3. Select "Customize"... the far right tab
4. the "Change Icon" button is at the bottom
[Note: For the changed icon to show up in the "OWNER" view also, you may need to close and re-open file explorer]

Hope this helps.

Good Luck..!!
~SG~
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midfdeAuthor Commented:
It does, but not the icon that I want (the one that is already displayed with Dropbox -- what "icon file"?), and not on the task bar. See the attached image above.
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nishant joshiTechnology Development ConsultantCommented:
for that you have to change registy in your computer and add an one key for that.


please refer a link  http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/23825-folder-icon-change-windows-7-default-folder-icon.html

Thanks.
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
he does not want to change the default folder icon for all the folders.
just for the dropbox folder.. that's what i understand.
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midfdeAuthor Commented:
>>...just for the dropbox folder.
...and its subfolders recursively
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AnuroopsunddCommented:
midfde.. so the solution above worked for you?
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midfdeAuthor Commented:
It behaves strangely, but sometimes task bar displays what I want it to. I'll put it downt to Vista's temper.
Thanks dear experts.
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