Previously we have published about the way it is possible to alter the icons used by various folders in Windows. This way you'll be able to assign different icons to your folders containing different kinds of files. As an example, you may change the icon of your own folder containing MP3 files to a musical image, or you could assign a picture as the icon for a folder containing all your pictures. By placing a custom folder icon, you can make it rather easy to identify a folder before trying to look it up.
We have also reviewed a software Folder Ico that could help you personalize the folder icons from Windows. But you can also manually reset or restore the folder icons easily in just 3 steps. This is how:
Choose the folder to which you need to reset the icon, right-click onto it and choose Properties.
In the window, select the Customize tab.
Click the button labeled Change Icon. Reset Windows Folder Icons in Windows 10 But Rather than choosing any icon, simply click on the Restore Defaults button and click on the OK button.
Reset Windows Folder Icons from Windows 10
You need to repeat this to all of the folders for which you want to restore the default icons.
If after restoring the icon of a folder back to default doesn't change that, and then you can try two things -- apparent icons cache and then restart Windows. These two steps can force Windows to load fresh settings. You should also ensure that there is no third-party software is set for altering the folder icons in the background.