Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: change icon in explorer

11 Jun 2009   #1

change icon in explorer

I installed notepad++ and wish to change the icon since it has an ugly, 1995 icon to it for some reason. It looks ugly in explorer when viewing a list of registered file type extensions to notepad such as txt.

How can I do this?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Jun 2009   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello TheUnseen,

You can use the tutorial below with step 5 to change the icons for the file extensions that are opened by Notepad++ with another one.

File Extension Type Icon - Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 change icon in explorer

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Icon Size - Change in Windows Explorer Window
How to Change the Icon Size in a Windows 7 Explorer Window When you open a folder or library in Windows 7, you can change how the files look in the window. This will show you how to change the file and folder icon size in that window to be either Extra Large Icons, Large Icons, Medium...
How to change file Icon in Windows Explorer (.mp3)
Downloaded 15 mp3 audio files for learning English from British Council website. 13 files show beautiful artwork on the Windows Explore and Media Player as well same with the one on the webside. Howeer 2 files shows Windows defualt image of eighth note. I can not see any information about the...
Change Icon Size - Explorer Navigation Pane?
Is there a way to increase the size of the drive and/or folder icons in the navigation pane of Windows Explorer? It's easy to change the icon size in the folder pane or on the desktop, but these changes don't seem to affect the icons in the navigation pane of Explorer. I'm running Windows7 x64...
Change Drive Icon sizes in Explorer
Hi Guys I have 8 hard drives, plus DVD and USB and I run at 1600x1200 on a 21" monitor. In Explorer I want to be able to see and differentiate drives at a glance. I can assign new icons but frustratingly I cannot change the size. I would like to make the drive icons one size bigger - does anyone...
window explorer icon: how can I change it?
you know when you right click icons and it gives you an option to change icons? how do I change the "exlporer" and "iTunes" icons? it doesn't give me the option.
cannot change explorer icon (icon next to start orb)
i cannot change the explorer icon nest to the start orb.I've downloaded the themes at deviantart and followed each and every steps..and use resHack also.but i still can't change it.Any idea?:sarc:

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App