Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: I changed the look of all EXE files, how do I overrride it?

16 Jul 2017   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x32
I changed the look of all EXE files, how do I overrride it?

I used FileTypesMan to change the look of default exe files but it actually seemed to change the look of ALL exes. I can fix most of them with resource hacker, I think. But there are a few stubborn ones like mpc-hc64.exe that won't let me replace the icon properly. I don't know why. I replace it and it will change the icon that appears in the top left corner of the program window, but the icon on the start bar is still the icon I had changed all the exes to. So, can someone help me out. Either tell me how to force allow the customization tab for programs by editing the registry, or how to revert back to having my computer use the pre-assigned program icons, or ... whatever else you can think of. It's fine for most things which get launched from the start menu, because I can just change the icon of the shortcut and that also applies to the start bar. But for things that launch by opening files (like media players) I don't know how to alter the icons. At some point I had it set up right but then I updated klite codec pack and it reinstalled mpc-hc and now I'm stuck with this annoyance. Or is there are way for me to open filetypes to a shortcut or something weird? Please let me know if you can help....

My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2017   #2

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

Hello mate Personally I don't know why folks use software like this because we get so many members who use stuff that promises to do things with the computer that will make it zippier and more efficient when in fact it often cause more problems than it is worth

What I would do first up is to system restore to before you used that software and unless you are intent on using it uninstall that stuff.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 I changed the look of all EXE files, how do I overrride it?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Word and Excel Files changed to .exe
Our sister company apparently contracted a worm that changed all of their .doc(x) and .xls(x) files to .exe files. Does anyone here have experience with this worm, and if so what was your solution? If what I'm reading online is right, this worm is pretty old so I'm not sure how they would get...
General Discussion
All my files have changed to READ ONLY, PLZ HELP!
Hello there, I made a thread here earlier explaining a problem I had with iTunes not opening because it says it is located on a locked drive. After looking around I discover that EVERYTHING is in read only. This has affected all my files. Most Importantly, all the libraries are protected...
General Discussion
Files size has changed on my PC !!!
Hi I have many pictures on my PC ( about 20,000 jpg files ) that I have backed up to an external hard disk and also burned on DVD. I used beyond compare tool to compare the pictures that on my PC with the pictures that on the external drive and the DVD - all was identical. Few days ago I have...
General Discussion
Offline files doen't update files changed locally
My offline files seems to work offline all the time, even when it shows me being online. I sync most of my business files to my laptop for working at home at night. When I edit a file from my Win 7 (pro, 64-bit) laptop, then go to edit it again, I get the version I had changed, but no one else...
Network & Sharing
Files being changed when moving them
I had a folder called 'Walks' that was located as F:/Pictures/Walks I then moved this folder to the drive root so it was F:/Walks After moving it, it seems that many (not all) of the files in that folder have been changed. The file sizes are different, and last modified date is the date I moved...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:18.
Twitter Facebook Google+