The world's best, easiest way to change the icons on Microsoft Windows!
IconPackager is a program that allows users to change nearly all of their Windows
icons at once by applying "packages" of icons. A package of icons contains icons
to replace most of the common icons on your Windows PC.
What makes IconPackager special is that unlike Microsoft's themes which only change
a few icons, IconPackager changes hundreds of icons. Everything from "My Computer",
"Recycle Bin", Folders, all the way to specific file format icons such as .doc and
.xls files and any other file type a user wishes to use.
IconPackager in action...
You look at icons all day. The same old icons. IconPackager was the first program,
and is still by far the most complete, to let users change all their Windows icons
by applying a set -- a package -- of icons.
IconPackager can change nearly every icon in Windows. It can even change icons that
most people would think are impossible to change.
Users visit websites such as
WinCustomize.com and can download entire packages of icons created
by either Stardock or IconPackager theme authors. These packages contain replacements
to pretty much every icon you see in Windows. Once loaded, the user can than apply
these icons to their system to customize the look of Windows to their tastes.
There are hundreds of icon packages available on the Internet with more being made
all the time. Want to have a holiday looking desktop with all your icons changed?
Download one of the many holiday oriented icon sets. Want your icons to look similar
to icons on another operating system? No problem they're out there.
Making your own icon packages
don't have to rely on icon packages made by others either, creating your own icon
packages is very easy. You can click on
"Icons and Cursors" toolbar item and drag and drop the replacement icons right in
Or you can go to theView->Package Builder which will bring up a sheet of every
icon type on your system. From there, simply drag and drop your own icons on there
to create your own package. Once done, you can save your package for later use.
IconPackager also includes Icon Explorer. It is designed to make it easy to navigate
through libraries of icons and view them easily in different sizes and formats so
that you can get an idea of how an icon looks and decide if it's one you would want
The shareware version of IconPackager can do all this and more. The enhanced registered
version is only $14.95 (or can be purchased as part of
Object Desktop, a suite of Stardock's desktop enhancements.
The Enhanced Registered Version
The enhanced registered version has even more features. For example, shell integration
is added with the enhanced version. This allows users browsing through their system
to right click on any file and go to the added "Icon" tab and change the icon. This
even works on executables (there are other programs that can change some icons but
few if any other programs that allow users to change the icons of actual individual
programs right from Explorer).
Changing icons from the Windows shell with the enhanced version.
Another nice feature: Being able to replace those ugly file type icons.
Ack. You open up a folder only to be reminded of how ugly your icons are. And people
wonder why some people love Macs...
With IconPackager, you can right-click on those files and choose a new icon for
those associations very quickly.
IconPackager is made so that people who use a Windows PC can decide how they want
their icons to look. IconPackager is the world's most popular program (by far) for
doing this. It is also the most complete and most supported program for doing so.
If you want to change your Windows icons, this is the way to do it.
It runs on Windows 98, ME, 2000 and Windows XP. $14.95 to register the stand alone
version or can be purchased as part of Object Desktop which is $49.95. Its home
page is http://www.stardock.com/products/iconpackager.