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Windows 7: A simple program to change icons

13 Oct 2009   #1
qtrim

Windows 7 Final
 
 
A simple program to change icons

Has anyone written a simple program to allow for changing program icons ion Windows 7? I set VLC as the default program for .iso files, and each one shows up at that stupid traffic cone. I want to choose a custom icon.


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13 Oct 2009   #2
Kukag

Windows 7
 
 

A custom icon for each iso? or to change the default icon that vlc sets the ico as?

Thanks,
Kukag
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13 Oct 2009   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

Hello Qtrim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use the tutorial below to manually change the icons used for file extensions. I have not tried the program Types (yellow TIP box in tutorial) in Windows 7 yet, but it may work to make it easier to do.

File Extension Type Icon - Change - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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13 Oct 2009   #4
qtrim

Windows 7 Final
 
 

Types worked perfectly. Thanks.
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13 Oct 2009   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10074
 
 

You're welcome Qtrim. Thank you for verifying that the program still works in Windows 7.
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26 Feb 2015   #6
RSandman

Win7x64
 
 

The "NEW" website to obtain the free program mentioned in previous posts directly from the author - called "Types" - is here:
Types

It was formerly hosted on "sourceforge" but the author has apparently made some improvements to the application and removed it from open-source development.

As a convenience to anyone having a problem pulling up that URL, I will attempt to post a copy to a fresh post following this one as a file-attachment.

It can apparently be used to select a desired icon or custom icon, when you wish to associate a file type with a particular icon that is not the windows default, either within an .ico file or one of those embedded inside of an .exe or .dll file.
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26 Feb 2015   #7
RSandman

Win7x64
 
 
"Types" simple program to change icons

Current version of the icon selection program "Types", as downloaded on 26 Feb 2015:
(see file at this online file storage location, as long as it is available)
Types.Setup.exe :: Free File Hosting - File Dropper: File Host for Mp3, Videos, Music, Documents.
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