How do I change a file type icon?

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  1. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
       #1

    How do I change a file type icon?


    I want to change the default icon of .7z, 7-Zip, files but I have forgotten how. I have done it before with Tune Up Styler but the .7z option is not there.
    I want to use this icon.
    How do I change a file type icon?-capture.jpg

    7-Zip logo.zip
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  2. Posts : 12,120
    Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
       #2

    Gary I think it is icon #2 in imageres.dll.
    What does it look like now?

    Jerry
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  3. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Like this Jerry, this is displaying large icons.

    How do I change a file type icon?-capture.jpg
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  4. Posts : 12,120
    Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
       #4

    The icon is #1 icon in the 7zFM.exe in your program folder.
    How do I change a file type icon?-7.jpg

    The background is icon #2 in imageres.dll.

    Jerry
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  5. Posts : 70,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #5

    Hello Gary,

    If you're wanting to change the icon itself for file extensions, then this may work for you. :)

    File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon
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  6. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Bongo said:
    The icon is #1 icon in the 7zFM.exe in your program folder.
    How do I change a file type icon?-7.jpg

    The background is icon #2 in imageres.dll.

    Jerry
    Brink said:
    Hello Gary,

    If you're wanting to change the icon itself for file extensions, then this may work for you. :)

    File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon
    Well apparently I'm a dumb ass because I can't see icons in the .exe file, it opens 7-Zip and the Fileman program has no option for changing icons.

    Do I need Resource Hacker or something like that?
    Trying the regedit way, the 7-Zip has no DefaultIcon entry.
    How do I change a file type icon?-capture.jpg
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  7. Posts : 70,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
       #7

    I found it here. You might see if that may work better you instead. I have 7-Zip 9.30 alpha installed.

    How do I change a file type icon?-7-zip.jpg
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  8. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Thanks Shawn, I don't have that key either, maybe it's different in version 9.30, I have 9.20 and w7. Your snip looks like Win 8?
    I used Reshack and changed the icon in the 7zFM.exe file and it works as I wanted...almost. I would like it to have the icon only and not the background image.

    How do I change a file type icon?-capture.jpg
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  9. Posts : 70,925
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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    I think it's just different in 9.30, since it's the same in W7 and W8 for that registry entry.

    You could probably change the background icon #2 in imageres.dll to a transparent icon to get rid of the white file background.
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  10. Posts : 24,479
    Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
    Thread Starter
       #10

    Good idea, never thought about it, lol. I just thought it would then change system wide though.
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