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I am using Ultra-flat-orange icon pack, I am satisfied with all the icons but I just don't like the folder icon, is there any way by which I can change only the folder icon (I want to keep the other icons from this pack, just want to change only the folder icon) and the change should be automatically applied to all the folders, not just one folder.

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    Please note that 14.10 is outdated and that you should upgrade to 15.10 to receive further updates and be able to install packages. Also, questions specific to old releases are by definition off-topic here. I edited your question and removed the version because I think that it's irrelevant in this special case. – Byte Commander Nov 27 '15 at 18:14
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Grab the Unity Tweak Tool, and select "Icons" under the Appearance section.

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You should be able to do it from there.

If you want to be able to switch an individual default icon, I read in this Ubuntu Forums thread that the default icon is designated in this file:

/usr/share/applications/nautilus-folder-handler.desktop

Look for the line that reads:

Icon=system-file-manager

Try adjusting that (to your new icon file) and see if it helps.

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