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Windows 7: assigning a icon to a file type in W7 64 bit?

31 Jul 2011   #11
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

Looks like i was wrong. It's ok, but avi's will not accept an icon of my choice. It shows one that isn't what i picked, but at least it's different than other files. But still got work to do here.....never ends does it?


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31 Jul 2011   #12
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nope, there's always some mystery that needs digging into.

If you are using a custom icon, be sure that you are using a 256x256 pixel icon, and that you have it saved in a location that everyone has access to. For example, in one of the C:\Users\Public folders.
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31 Jul 2011   #13
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

No custom ones. But strange things have been happening when i try and assign icons to a file type. I have it good enough now, IE all video files have the same icon. Not exactly what i wanted but it'll do. Audio have different icons, but not all have the icon i want because like i said some just don't take. I can pick a certain icon but the one thats currently assigned won't budge.
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31 Jul 2011   #14
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I must admit that I'm not sure why it's not changing for you.
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31 Jul 2011   #15
dazco

windows 7 pro 64 bit
 
 

I got it all working pretty much as i'd hoped. I found an app that shows all the icons within all the files that have them in a given folder. So i was able to generate a huge window showing every icon in all the dll's in the sys32 folder. I then found the icons i REALLY wanted in the first place, the ones that XP uses. They are in the quartz.dll file. And for whatever reason, those DO take. Not sure why but i was able to use all of those. So it's all good now.
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01 Aug 2011   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Interesting. I'm glad to hear that it's all good now.
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11 Dec 2011   #17
dsperber

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
I must admit that I'm not sure why it's not changing for you.
Just discovered this FilesTypeMan utility today. I was looking for a way to set a file type icon for "epub", which is associated with Adobe Digital Editions. For some reason although the program is correctly set by the Adobe installation to be the default for double-click on an ".epub" file, and all program functionality is correct and works perfectly, there doesn't seem to be a proper file type icon inside the .EXE and the generic Windows file type icon is shown.

Anyway, nowhere did I see any mention of logging off and then logging on, after using FilesTypeMan to make the change for the default icon. When I completed using this utility to change the default icon, there still was no change yet when using Explorer.

Only after I logged off and then back on (or, could have re-booted as well) did the newly set default icon now appear properly. Perhaps this is why some users don't see a change in default icon right away... unless they happen to re-boot maybe. Then, magically, they have the new icon and it seems to have happened on its own. In reality, the need to re-boot or log off/on in order to effect that registry change which the utility is actually performing.

Anyway, NirSoft is the same company that offers SearchMyFiles, so this is the second program from them that I've now parked into my "arsenal" of nifty utilities.
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12 Dec 2011   #18
smeghead

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

This was happening to me too. Whenever I tried to change the icon for a file type, ALL the icons that file type would open with changed too. ALL mp3 files, avi files and wav files I had selected to open with Media Player Classic all had to have the same icon.

Then I discovered Creative Element Power Tools' File Type Doctor program. This lets you "lock" a file type so that once you've changed it, it will stay changed forever, no matter what.

Give it a go if you like, there's a shareware version available, which is free for about a month, but you have to pay for the full one. Even if you uninstall it, once the time limit is up any locked and changed file type stays locked!!
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14 Dec 2011   #19
JukeboxJezabel

Win7 Home Premium
 
 

This might be a little late but at sourceforge there is a really nice right click explorer utility called 'types'.

From their site:

Types is a simple configuration utility that allows you to manage program associations, icons, context menus and other properties of various file types in Windows.
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