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Windows 7: How to show ico for file?

18 May 2011   #1
win7search

win7 64bit ultimate pc
 
 
How to show ico for file?

I have some ico files for different file types for a program that for now shows only the blank ico for them. I want the ico(s) shown in image to be the one that shows instead of the blank ico image. How do I do this?
Using Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
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18 May 2011   #2
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Right-click the existing shortcut for the file, and select Properties.

On the General tab, there is a button named "change icon". Push it, and then navigate to where you have your own icons stored.

Select whichever icon you want to be associated with that file and push the OK button all the way back up.

That should do it... hopefully.
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18 May 2011   #3
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try rebuilding the icons cache heres a tutorial ,let us know how you get on
Icon Cache - Rebuild
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18 May 2011   #4
win7search

win7 64bit ultimate pc
 
 

Thanks guys

dsperber this is how the ico looks - is this correct? In other words it doesn't fill up the whole blank space.
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18 May 2011   #5
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

looks ok to me,
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18 May 2011   #6
win7search

win7 64bit ultimate pc
 
 

Thanks boohbah
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18 May 2011   #7
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

no problem, did the icon cache rebuild work for you?
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18 May 2011   #8
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by win7search View Post
dsperber this is how the ico looks - is this correct? In other words it doesn't fill up the whole blank space.
Well the three sample icons you posted earlier did not include one for this fourth type namely for "docs". You only showed examples for "project", "macro" and "tools" types of files associated with this program.

I suspect if you'd shown the fourth icon example it would look just like this...

Shortcuts for "files associated with program" (treated as "documents") always look like this... with the program icon itself miniaturized and occupying the upper area of what looks like a sheet of paper, i.e. a "document", e.g. the PDF shortcut below (I think MS apparently does something different when they know it's their own icon for their own products, since they look larger and a bit different):



Note that my examples are for desktop shortcuts created using right-click and "Send to...", starting from source files in folders elsewhere on my system, not files stored on the desktop itself. That's why my examples of files associated with programs have that "shortcut arrow" in the lower-left corner and yours didn't. Your file is obviously and truly on the desktop itself.
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