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Windows 7: File icons

22 Dec 2012   #1

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File icons

Hi, I have searched on the net but cant find exactly my problem, which is.

I recently updated foxit, and my desktop pdf icons changed to thumbnails, which I hate. I want the old generic PDF icon back. I went to Control panel and changed the folder view to display icons instead of thumbnails, but now of course my jpeg icons have changed also to a generic icon.

I changed back to the earlier version of foxit but the icons persist as thumbnails.

Is there a way to make windows 7 Home 32 bit display generic pdf icons, but still display the jpeg etc icons as thumbnails?

Thanks

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22 Dec 2012   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Hum try opening programs right click on the program > properties and > change icon (if you need to) > right click > send to desktop if that is where you want it.
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22 Dec 2012   #3

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum try opening programs right click on the program > properties and > change icon (if you need to) > right click > send to desktop if that is where you want it.
Let me explain further, its not the program icon i wish to change, but the pdf files it produces. I have a number of current pdf files on my desktop,which now display as thumbnails (of the first page of the pdf) and are almost indecipherable. I just want the old generic pdf file icons back, but i wish to have all other file types icons (where applicable) show as thumbnails.

Ive just installed a prog called "types" and I think I may have done it, but the prog looks a little dangerous.
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22 Dec 2012   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripperrita View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum try opening programs right click on the program > properties and > change icon (if you need to) > right click > send to desktop if that is where you want it.
Let me explain further, its not the program icon i wish to change, but the pdf files it produces. I have a number of current pdf files on my desktop,which now display as thumbnails (of the first page of the pdf) and are almost indecipherable. I just want the old generic pdf file icons back, but i wish to have all other file types icons (where applicable) show as thumbnails.

Ive just installed a prog called "types" and I think I may have done it, but the prog looks a little dangerous.
Well mate if it looks dicey then dump it did you try the fix I suggested on the desktop icons / thumbnails?
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22 Dec 2012   #5

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ripperrita View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ICit2lol View Post
Hum try opening programs right click on the program > properties and > change icon (if you need to) > right click > send to desktop if that is where you want it.
Let me explain further, its not the program icon i wish to change, but the pdf files it produces. I have a number of current pdf files on my desktop,which now display as thumbnails (of the first page of the pdf) and are almost indecipherable. I just want the old generic pdf file icons back, but i wish to have all other file types icons (where applicable) show as thumbnails.

Ive just installed a prog called "types" and I think I may have done it, but the prog looks a little dangerous.
Well mate if it looks dicey then dump it did you try the fix I suggested on the desktop icons / thumbnails?
The fix you suggested allows a change to THE PROGRAM ICON not the icons of the FILES produced by that program.

I have got rid of "types" even though it changed the file icons as i wanted. I found amongst my portable apps a program from Nirsoft called "files type manager" that allows a change of default icon to one file type in what looks to me a much more understandable manner.

If anyone else wants to do this heres a link that explains it
Change a File Type’s Icon in Windows 7 - How-To Geek

Thanks and solved
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