Not happy with the icons Windows 98 has chosen for your favorite shortcuts (any icon with a little arrow in the lower-left corner)? Then change them.
Right-click the shortcut you want to change and select Properties. Click the Shortcut tab, then click the Change Icon button. In the Change Icon dialog box, select a new icon and click OK. (If you don’t see one you like, click the Browse button, select another icon file–for example, WindowsSystemShell32.dll or windowsSystemPifmgr.dll, and click Open to display its contents in the Change Icon dialog box.) Click OK one more time to apply the selection to the shortcut.