How to change a desktop icon shortcut in Windows 10

In windows, you can change the icon associated with a program or file shortcut. Below are the steps to achieve this.

– Right-click on the desktop icon as shown below
– Select properties

Click on change icon

This will open the change Icon wizard,
– Select your desired icon or browse to a different location and select and icon.

– hit ok
– Apply the changes, or
– Click on ok on the fly as shown below.

Now the Fast User Switching Icon has changed.

See the following link on how to create a desktop shortcut

For how to make a desktop icon available for all users, see

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