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.
Users visit websites such as WinCustomize.com and can download entire packages of icons created by either Stardock or IconPackager theme authors. Once loaded, the user can than apply these icons to their system to customize the look of Windows to their tastes. You don't have to rely on icon packages made by others either, creating your own icon packages is very easy. 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 to use.
IconPackager 3.2 adds support for Windows Vista including the new "live folders" feature of Windows Vista making it the first (and only) program to support changing the new icons on Windows Vista.
IconPackager 3.2 also supports changing individual icons from a new "change icon" context menu for documents and most other files (EXE's can even have their icon changed from their properties dialog -- see this article for more details).
The shareware version of IconPackager can do all this and more. It runs on Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista. The enhanced registered version is only $14.95 (or can be purchased as part of Object Desktop, a suite of Stardock's desktop enhancements).
See also: skinning, visual styles, desktops, themes, skins, icons, Stardock, IconPackager