Change the Folder Icon in C#
Posted on 2013-01-17
I am looking at programmatic options to create a folder and change the folder icon in C#.
Everything I can find online mentions the use of a desktop.ini system file within the folder.
HOWEVER - In Windows 7 or Windows 8 when I make system and hidden files visible, I don't see any desktop.ini files in folders with custom icons.
So I know there is a way to do it without the desktop.ini file - perhaps with the registry or something?
For instance, Google Drive and Dropbox have different icons - and they are customized with different icons for large and small icon views.
Any help on how they did this would be awesome. Are they just using icon overlays? That seems like a waste of