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How to install cursors on Windows 7 or Vista

Date: 4 Nov 2011, 10:50 By Tor

There have been a few questions regarding the installation of cursors into Windows. I have a basic guide on how to do it on Windows XP but I guess it's confusing. So I'm writing one up specifically for Windows 7, and Windows Vista as well. All our cursors are checked to be working with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 so there shouldn't be a problem. Also it probably will also work with Windows 8.

1. Find The Cursor

Look through the site, and look for the cursor you want to use. The navigation of the site is on your left. Click on any of those links. You can also use the Search.

2. Download The Cursor

You can either use the provided code to place the cursor on your web page. But because this tutorial is "how to install cursors..." you will most likely download the cursor. To download the cursor click on the red "Download" Button. Then save it.

3. Save It In The Cursors Folder

Unlike Windows XP and Windows Vista, you can't save cursor files anywhere you want and use them, but a few have reported that on Windows 7, once you restart your computer the custom cursor reverts back to the original cursor. To prevent that from happening you have to save it in the Windows Cursors Folder. The folder can be located in your local c:drive or where the main OS was installed.

  • Click on "Start" orb button
  • Click on "Computer"
  • Click on "Local Disk (C:)
  • Click on "Windows" Folder
  • Click on "Cursors" Folder

Go ahead and save your cursor in this folder. You should also save all further cursors you download in here as well.

4. Change Your Mouse Settings

Okay, the next step is to get into the control panel. To get to the control panel just hit the windows orb logo (start button) on your screen and choose Control Panel. THen choose the "Hardware and Sound" option.

Next up under "Device And Printers" there should be an option for "Mouse".

Go ahead and click on that. The mouse control panel should appear next (look at the picture below).

Our next steps are pretty easy as well.

  • Click On "Pointers" Tab
  • Under the "Customize Area" click on one of the pointers. This example click on "Normal Select"
  • Next click on "Browse" and choose the cursor you want to replace the normal select with
  • Click on "Apply" or "OK"

And you are done. If you downloaded a cursor set on our site, you're gonna have to manually change all the pointers to the one's that match. That is pretty much it. If you got any questions or need further help, leave a comment below.

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On 3 Nov 2016 22:11, Gianny Wrote:
Thank yoouu!!
On 2 Feb 2015 13:21, lulu Wrote:
Hello, my computer works on win8. When i switch in tactile mode and that i return in normal mode, my animated cursor disappears. What is the problem ?
Thanks for your help !
On 6 Jan 2015 09:19, sigit harada Wrote:
yosh!!it's work.now i can use hatsune miku cursor :3
On 25 Jun 2014 16:22, Demmi Wrote:
I would like to download a cursor on Windows XP !!!!!
Is it possible to do so??
Please answer soon as possible!!!!!!!!!!!
On 25 Jun 2014 02:07, seth Wrote:
Thanks, your guide was informative and helpful, as i had forgotten how to install and use custom mouse cursors XD Thanks again
On 22 Jan 2014 16:59, candy Wrote:
help i cant save it
On 14 Dec 2013 08:09, ghulaam shabbir Wrote:
On 5 Sep 2013 23:42, Sunny Wrote:
this is brilliant! wasn't working at first 'cause it needed permission or sth but now that I've moved them to the right 'cursors' folder in windows as you said, it all worked & I could press 'continue' when it said it needed proof that I'm the administrator. Thank you so much!!! You were the greatest help ever! Now I can use your awesome pikachu & zelda & maplestory cursors to my heart's content!! yayayayay xD <3
On 10 Jun 2013 11:24, Liz Wrote:
YES! FINALLY! I had to copy and paste it into the folder and then "browse" for it but I got it! WOOT!
On 11 May 2013 12:05, Erika Wrote:
Thanks mannnn!!! Really helped, been wanting to change this little cursor 4ver!!!!!!! thanks!!!
On 9 Apr 2013 16:52, kimani Wrote:
I've tried everything, nothing seems to work it keeps saying Windows cannot support this file without a valid program please help!
On 17 Mar 2013 16:29, vipin Wrote:
how can i use it in windows 8
On 9 Mar 2013 20:00, Saffy Wrote:
For all those that had the admin thing pop, do this this.

Save the file to the Documents folder and then move it to the destination folder

1)Save the file to the Documents folder.
Right-click the file that you saved and then click Cut.
2)Paste it in the cursors folder.
3)Type the administrator password if required.
From there do what it says in the article.
Worked for me :)
On 20 Feb 2013 00:56, Ivy Wrote:
I don't understand how u save it and it said you don't have permition to save stuff in this folder??? :'(
On 15 Feb 2013 14:47, msgracey Wrote:
i dont have "allow themes to change pointers" as one of the option. i only have enable pointer shadow...help me!
On 9 Feb 2013 05:46, nekomiku Wrote:
thanks from spain!!! i have a new cursor :D this is a great website
On 19 Jan 2013 13:55, NekoKittyKat Wrote:
HIIIYA. ^W^ With your help I was able to install some cursors!! Thankiesss!! <3
On 16 Jan 2013 17:57, Tian Wrote:
thank you very much :D
On 25 Nov 2012 00:17, Mohamed Wrote:
Awesome tutorial, now I know how! Yipeeeeeeee! Windows 7 is the best
On 23 Jul 2012 15:35, sheza 13 Wrote:
woooowwww...it's a nice cursor and helpful explanation 4 customizing cursors..tq so much..:)
On 5 Jul 2012 01:52, Putri Wrote:
thankyou! its work!
On 21 Jun 2012 20:20, Harold Kim Wrote:
On 22 May 2012 22:05, Sabby Wrote:
Hi, umm i tried saving my cursor (which i downloaded) in the cursor folder and it said it needed permission. what does that mean?? And im the admin of my computer.
On 17 Mar 2012 08:08, Jack Wrote:
Thank you SOOOOO much!
On 4 Mar 2012 00:58, Gee Cel Catedral Wrote:
this is the best tutorial I've ever followed.. clear and easy to follow :)
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