SysIcon Alternatives

    SysIcon is described as 'tool which allows you to change most of the Windows Shell Icons. It is not an image editor but applies settings e.g. to the registry' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are five alternatives to SysIcon for Windows and Mac. The best alternative is LiteIcon, which is free. Other great apps like SysIcon are CandyBar (Free), IconPackager (Paid), IconTweaker (Free) and WinIcon Customizer (Free).

    This page was last updated Jul 30, 2019

    1. LiteIcon is a simple app which allows you to change your system icons quickly and easily. Simply drag an icon onto the one you want to change, and click the Apply Changes button. That's it. To restore an icon by the original, just drag it out.
    2. Brought to you by Panic and the Iconfactory, CandyBar 3 brings the best of CandyBar 2 and Pixadex 2 together into one powerful, new application.


      See note on website: "Since we’re unsure about the long-term future of changing system icons, we’re not comfortable charging money for CandyBar, and we’re also not comfortable simply making it disappear, instead we’re going to make the current CandyBar free — but unsupported."

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    3. What makes IconPackager special is that unlike Microsoft's themes which only change a few icons, IconPackager changes hundreds of icons. A package of icons contains icons to replace most of the common icons on your Windows PC.
    4. IconTweaker is a freeware application that allows you to customize all your Windows icons.


      Last version, 1.12, was released on April 2, 2007: it is still downloadable from

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    5. WinIcon Customizer is the standard way to change all the icons on your Windows PC. WinIcon Customizer is an application that will allow users to change almost all of their Windows icons. A package of icons contains icons to replace most of the common icons on your Windows PC.


      WinIcon Customizer is not available on the official website anymore, but the version 2.6 is still downloadable from

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