With Windows 7, Microsoft has introduced Libraries: a wonderful feature of the Explorer shell, which allows you to group multiple folders in a single view, even if they are located on different volumes. Searching through Libraries is also very fast, because Windows performs indexing of all locations which are included inside a Library.
If you use Libraries regularly, you might have noticed that when you open the Properties of a folder to change its icon, you are unable to do so because the Customize tab is missing from the folder's properties.
- Right click on the folder in the Library and choose the 'Open Folder Location' item from the context menu:
- The location will be changed from the Library to the regular folder path as indicated in the Address bar:
- Now right click on the folder again, and choose Properties. You will notice that the Customize tab appears!
That's it. Use the revived Customize tab to change the icon of a folder inside a Library.