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Windows 7: Changing icons for specific filetypes?

27 Aug 2009   #1

vista, windows 7
 
 
Changing icons for specific filetypes?

Hahaha. Well, this is frustrating, it seems like what i thought should be
the simplest task ever, especially when thinking of how easy it was with Windows XP.

Question: How do i change the icon for a specific icon in windows 7?

As you might figure, i want to use the icon i got for
my .wsz on my .mp3 files. (Big icons)

Searched the forum for something simmilar, and various combinations.
Searched the net and found something regarding regedit / .abc files
though it didn't quite hit home with me. Atleast this simple procedure
must be easier than that?

- Mr.Fresh from the bakery N00b again.



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27 Aug 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Frank,

This can help show you how to in Widows 7 as well.

File Extension Type Icon - Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Aug 2009   #3

vista, windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Frank,

This can help show you how to in Widows 7 as well.

File Extension Type Icon - Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Sorry man, but i can't see how i can change the icons in here.
Please explain.


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27 Aug 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Please be sure to read the tutorial completely to avoid having problems with this.

In step 4 of the tutorial, look as the (Default) for the .mp3 file extension.
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Afterwards, scroll down until you see WMP11.AssocFile.MP3 (the default) in the left pane in step 6 of the tutorial.


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27 Aug 2009   #5

vista, windows 7
 
 

Okay, i get it now.
BUT! seriously, is this the only way to change icons for file-types now?

And Thank you so much Brink.
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27 Aug 2009   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You can try the free program Types in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial to help make it easier for most of this.
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27 Aug 2009   #7

vista, windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You can try the free program Types in the yellow tip box at the top of the tutorial to help make it easier for most of this.
Is this a program that runs in the background or is it just making adjustments in the register and exits?
If it is the latter. Wohoo!

and yeah, i kinda did it with, though i had to screen capture the icon on my desktop and make a new one from a png,
but it kinda did the job. <- since i didn't find the icon for Wsz extensions anywhere.


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28 Aug 2009   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

The icon looks great Frank.
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