Good-looking interfaces, stable performance, higher efficiency and wide compatibility, all these guarantee
the reputation of Windows 7, the newly-released OS of Microsoft. It presents to all users a well improved
core and a number of changes in user interfaces and operation modes. Some of the changes, for example, the
brand new System Taskbar and Start Menu, call for a procedure of adaptation, while some do need refining,
such as the broadly-criticized icon design of shared folders.
Since Windows 95, we have been accustomed to an overlap hand icon on the shared folders in a LAN. This hand
icon indicates that all the users in LAN have access to a folder.
In Windows 2000 and later systems, you can review and manage all the shared folders in your PC by Control
Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Shared Folders/Shares. Long enough, right? To make it easy, you
can do it this way: right click My Computer -> Manage -> Computer Management.
In Windows Vista, nothing has changed except the icon design. Two buddies take the place.
However, on the release of Windows 7, the users are surprised for the disappeared overlap icon of shared folders.
You can still review all the shared folders by Computer Management/ Shared Folders/Shares. Once a shared folder is
selected, you can find its state in the State Bar. Anyway, this is never as intuitive as an overlap icon.
According to some professional comments, this aims at a more user-friendly system by hiding unnecessary features.
Right or wrong, Microsoft shows no intention to solve this issue. In this case, what can we do except turning to a
3rd party tool?
Win7 Shared Folder Icon is a tool that recovers the overlap icon for your shared folders in Windows 7. Install it
and restart your PC as required, you will find all the shared folders with an overlap icon. Win7 Shared Folder Icon
provides different icon designs for you to choose from.
Win7 Shared Folder Icon also works in Windows 2000/XP/Vista systems, with which you can replace the default shared
folder icon with your favorite one.
Win7 Shared Folder Icon is shareware, you can use it for free in 7 days. After the trail period, if you want
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