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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,
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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???

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

"Content Type"="text/html"

@="Firefox Document"
"FriendlyTypeName"="Firefox Document"





@="C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe,1"






@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE11\\msohtmed.exe\" %1"

@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Mozilla Firefox\\firefox.exe\" -requestPending -osint -url \"%1\""





@="\"C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Microsoft Office\\OFFICE11\\msohtmed.exe\" /p %1"

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