Icon Phile is a very simple application that allows users to change computer icons on the go, providing a very straightforward interface to assist you throughout the whole process.
Once installation comes to an end, Icon Phile automatically scans the system and shows you the icons that can be modified, including those related to compressed files, multimedia, desktop, graphic images, system files and documents.
Changing the icon of a specific file format is extremely easy and it all comes down to a simple right click on the desired file. Of course, you can choose either one of the Windows built-in icons or a separate one that's stored on the local disk.
Additionally, the application comes with drag and drop support, which means you can easily drag a new icon or an executable file over its main window and use the icons for a different file format.
While the program is pretty simple and should be safely used by beginners as well, it boasts just a minimal settings screen, with dedicated tool to configure display overlay, icon color depth, transparent icon background and change icon text color.
Icon Phile works without a flaw on all Windows workstations, but administrator privileges are mandatory for all Windows 7 users in order to allow the application change system icons.
Overall, Icon Phile is a very user friendly software solution that lends you a hand when trying to change the icons on your computer and with a few updates in some key areas, it could easily become a top product in this particular software category.