How to change the text color of icons in Windows

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

change icon text colorAll versions of Microsoft Windows do not support the ability to change the color of the icons text on the desktop without the aid of a third-party program. Therefore to change the icon text color you need to download and install one of the below programs.

Note: Before downloading any of the following programs, it is important to know that Microsoft Windows refreshes the contents of the desktop often. If Windows resets your changes you may need the program used to change the settings left open in memory.

There are dozens of different programs with the capability to do this. Below is a short list of a few of the different programs we've tried.

  • Iconoid - Great free and open source program with the ability to change the icon text color as well as numerous other features such as hiding the icons, restoring icon positions, and much more.
  • Microangelo - Another great program that is free with registration. This program can change the icon's text color and much more.