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Is there a way to change the home icon without changing folder icon?

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Check this simple guide, I think it can help you.

How To: Custom Icon Themes

Hope this helps.

Regards.

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In order to change the «Home» icon in the launcher, you have to do the following.

1.- Open a terminal (CTRL + ALT + T)

2.- Copy (CTRL + C) and paste (CTRL + SHIFT + V) in terminal

gedit .local/share/applications/nautilus-home.desktop

3.- Copy (CTRL + C) and paste (CTRL + V) in new document

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Home Folder
Comment=Open your personal folder
Exec=nautilus %U
Icon=folder
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
Type=Application
OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;
Categories=GNOME;GTK;Core;
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Bugzilla=GNOME
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Product=nautilus
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Component=general
X-GNOME-Bugzilla-Version=3.0.0
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=nautilus
Actions=Window;

[Desktop Action Window]
Name=Open a New Window
Exec=nautilus
OnlyShowIn=Unity;

4.- Change folder in Icon=folder for the icon you are willing to use, for instance, folder-home or another image locally saved.

5.- Save document

6.- Log out

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