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Windows 7: How do I change a file type icon?


22 Nov 2012   #1
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 
How do I change a file type icon?

I want to change the default icon of .7z, 7-Zip, files but I have forgotten how. I have done it before with Tune Up Styler but the .7z option is not there.
I want to use this icon.
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22 Nov 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Gary I think it is icon #2 in imageres.dll.
What does it look like now?

Jerry
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23 Nov 2012   #3
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Like this Jerry, this is displaying large icons.

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23 Nov 2012   #4

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The icon is #1 icon in the 7zFM.exe in your program folder.
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The background is icon #2 in imageres.dll.

Jerry


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23 Nov 2012   #5
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Gary,

If you're wanting to change the icon itself for file extensions, then this may work for you.

File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon
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23 Nov 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
The icon is #1 icon in the 7zFM.exe in your program folder.
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The background is icon #2 in imageres.dll.

Jerry
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Gary,

If you're wanting to change the icon itself for file extensions, then this may work for you.

File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon
Well apparently I'm a dumb ass because I can't see icons in the .exe file, it opens 7-Zip and the Fileman program has no option for changing icons.

Do I need Resource Hacker or something like that?
Trying the regedit way, the 7-Zip has no DefaultIcon entry.
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23 Nov 2012   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I found it here. You might see if that may work better you instead. I have 7-Zip 9.30 alpha installed.

How do I change a file type icon?-7-zip.jpg


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23 Nov 2012   #8
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks Shawn, I don't have that key either, maybe it's different in version 9.30, I have 9.20 and Windows 7. Your snip looks like Win 8?
I used Reshack and changed the icon in the 7zFM.exe file and it works as I wanted...almost. I would like it to have the icon only and not the background image.

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23 Nov 2012   #9
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64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I think it's just different in 9.30, since it's the same in Windows 7 and W8 for that registry entry.

You could probably change the background icon #2 in imageres.dll to a transparent icon to get rid of the white file background.
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23 Nov 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Good idea, never thought about it, lol. I just thought it would then change system wide though.
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