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Windows 7: Prevent Chrome Canary from hijacking html file icon on update

21 Apr 2018   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Prevent Chrome Canary from hijacking html file icon on update

Chrome Canary uses its own gold html icon. I prefer the regular html icon with the Google colors.

Both icons are available in chrome.exe. However, after each Chrome update, it resets the default icon to the gold one and is driving me crazy.

Yes, I can and I do change it back using FileTypesMan, but with the number of Chrome updates, it becomes annoying.

Any help is appreciated.

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22 Apr 2018   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

The icon is stored in the registry, so if you can figure out where it is you can probably whip up a .reg file that updates that registry value to the icon path you want, store it somewhere safe (e.g. C:\Program Files\fix-chrome-icon.reg) and make a task in Task Scheduler to run it regularly so that the icon doesn't stay wrong for too long (this way if you want you can also run the task manually when Chrome updates). I don't use Chrome, but for me the registry key is at HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\PaleMoonHTML\DefaultIcon and the value is C:\Program Files\Pale Moon\palemoon.exe,1 so yours is probably something similar but with Chrome

As always with the registry, this is not for the faint of heart, though, and you can mess stuff up if you don't quadruple-check what you're doing.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Apr 2018   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64

The registry location is not a problem. I'm already doing this with the registry. It is an annoyance though.
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