How to change folder icon in Ubuntu

Generally in Ubuntu we can see similar type of folder icon, selected by the theme. But if you wish to set according to your choice, follow these steps:

  • Right click on your folder and select Properties.
  • Click on folder icon under Basic tab.
  • Click on pen icon to open “Type a file name” in Select Custom Icon Window. You can hide or unhide the Location field by clicking on the pen icon of edit on the top-left side.
  • Type /usr/share/icons in Location field and press enter key.
  • Now browse to select an icon according to you and select the icon with extension like .svg, .png etc and click on Open.
  • Finally click on Close.

Try it yourself.