Change icons of our folders in Gnome

Yesterday I visited a neighbor who uses Windows XP on her computer to help her with a problem she was having and I noticed how each folder on disk D: had a cheesy little icon on it to personalize them a bit.

Do this with Nautilus (the File Manager of Gnome) it's really simple and we don't have to use any extra software or anything like that. All we have to do is:

1- We select the folder we want to customize »Right click and click on the folder icon.

2- We look for the icon inside our folder .icons, or we simply select any file in format . Png, .jpg: .svg (others can be used). Here you can find some very cool ones. And ready!!!

This is how mine look 😀



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  1.   Carlos said

    Ahahah I remember this was one of the first things I liked about Linux, in windows it was really a pain to change this.

    Thanks, as always the blog is very good, I follow it daily.

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      You're welcome, these are things that new users are struck by and it was for them that I wrote this article. 😀

    2.    Carlos-Xfce said

      The same thing happened to me. I remember having to look in a folder with endless icons and it would take hours there. Heh heh heh.

  2.   Courage said

    If I was KZKG ^ Gaara I would have taken your computer to put gay icons on Ju $ tin Bieber or the Jonas Sisters haha.

    The truth is that in Hasefroch it did not seem so complicated

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      And I kill him like a dog .. Justin Bieber? .. Don't fuck me *****