I am trying to find out how to change the default folder icon for all folder.

Obviously, I could go one by one, but that doesn't seem smart at all. Also - those I did change individually (The folders inside my home folder) Stayed with their original icons in the "Places" menu on the left. Is there any way of changing this? Thanks!

  • Use a diffrent icon theme? – Uri Herrera Jan 29 '12 at 22:52

If you really want to change every single folder icon...then go to /usr/share/icons and then whatever icon theme you are using. Then you can copy & paste the icons you would like to use.

A much simpler alternative would be to google for an icon theme you like and installing it.

  • Right, but I couldn't find any Icon theme for unity – yotamoo Jan 30 '12 at 7:09
  • here is one I like for example omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/11/… to use it you need to have the gnome-tweak-tool installed after installing you have to set the icon theme from within gnome-tweak-tool. – Daniel W. Jan 30 '12 at 10:00

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.