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Windows 7: question about customizing icon


09 Jul 2010   #1

win 7 pro
 
 
question about customizing icon

Hi everybody
How can i change the icon of ?chm file with my own icon.Using "types" but after i restarted, nothing happended. What should I should do now
TVT
PS: Using regedit I got this :
question about customizing icon-pix1.png
but it did not work either



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09 Jul 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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09 Jul 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello TVT,

This may be able to help you change the icon in chm.file for the .chm file extension type to a icon of your choice. chm.file will be where you change the DefaultIcon value at in the registry.

File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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09 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 x64
 
 

The briefcase default icon is in the registry here HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon and the path to the default icon is %SystemRoot%\system32\syncui.dll,0
You might also have to change the default icon path here if you are running 64-bit HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Classes\CLSID\{85BBD920-42A0-1069-A2E4-08002B30309D}\DefaultIcon
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09 Jul 2010   #5

win 7 pro
 
 

I followed every step from the tutorial to change the icon of file extension chm.file.However when I clicked ok after setting the new icon for the file i got the message shown in the pic below....
question about customizing icon-pix1.png
Have any body experienced this trouble before. Pls give me a hint.


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09 Jul 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It looks like you will need to take ownership (see step 3 in Option Two of METHOD TWO in this link) of the DefaultIcon key first, then you should be able to modify the (Default) entry for your icon's location.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Jul 2010   #7

win 7 pro
 
 

Thanks, that helps
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12 Jul 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Thungmail. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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