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Windows 7: Changing File Icons in Win7?

28 Mar 2011   #11
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

You might like to try this as well;


Regards....Mike Connor

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28 Mar 2011   #12

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Hi FranOnTheEdge :)

As the windows 7 file typoe icons are per calss, thay cannot be changed using the customization tab , as we used to do in XP . There are a few ways to do it though . These are

Free :
1. File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon ;
2. Icons - Change Using Resource Hacker ; and
3. Windows 7 Library Icon Changer - it is supposed to change the icons in imageres.dll, too .... though I haven't tried it at all .

Paid :
1. Stardock Iconpackager
2. TuneUp Utilities 2011

Unfortunately none of them are hassles free Better you make a Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup before opting any one .
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22 Apr 2011   #13

Windows 7

The easiest way is to use "Types" a portable freeware for the purpose...

Types (download)

Been using this for months without incident and it's far more reliable than FileTypesMan...
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22 Apr 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

There are no files on sourceforge ATM
Try this link for the time being:


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22 Apr 2011   #15

Windows 7

Darn, only downloaded the portable for my niece a short while ago. If anyone prefers the portable version then I can pass it on...
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