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Windows 7: Easy tool to change file icons


23 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Easy tool to change file icons

Microsoft made a big mistake removing the option of changing the icon of certain file extensions.

I would like to have my html/htm files have a web related icon and not just a blank white paper icon.

Is there an easy tool to make this happen. I have tried going into the registry but I can't seem to get it to work that way.

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23 Feb 2010   #2

Win 7
 
 

I think all those icons can be fund in "explorer.exe"
download a res hacker and check it out
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23 Feb 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Jgray, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This tutorial can help show you how to easily change the default icon used for a file extension through the registry.

File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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01 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

I have been battling this for weeks now. I have tried every write up possible including the one presented above. i even tried "Creative Element Power tools" and that did not work either.

I have windows 7 home premium 64bit. Does this make a difference?
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01 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I quoted an exported reg file from Creative Element Power Tools. I hope this will help someone figure out what is "not" being changed.... maybe???

Quote:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html]
@="FirefoxHTML"
"Content Type"="text/html"
"PerceivedType"="text"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML]
@="Firefox Document"
"FriendlyTypeName"="Firefox Document"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html\FirefoxHTML]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html\PersistentHandler]
@="{eec97550-47a9-11cf-b952-00aa0051fe20}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.html\FirefoxHTML\ShellNew-]
"NullFile"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\CLSID]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe,1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\ShellEx]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\Edit]
@="&Edit"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\Print]
@="&Print"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\Edit\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE11\\msohtmed.exe\" %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe\" -requestPending -osint -url \"%1\""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="\"%1\",,0,0,,,,"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec\Application]
@="Firefox"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec\IfExec]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\open\ddeexec\Topic]
@="WWW_OpenURL"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\shell\Print\command]
@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE11\\msohtmed.exe\" /p %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\FirefoxHTML\ShellEx\IconHandler]
@="{42042206-2D85-11D3-8CFF-005004838597}"
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