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Windows 7: .mp3 files Icon has randomly changed

02 Jan 2019   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
.mp3 files Icon has randomly changed

So recently, and I don't know why. .mp3 icons have changed the icon to a white backdrop with a blue musical note, they used to have the winamp icon, which is an orange lightning bolt on top of a white diamond shape.

They're still associated with Winamp, I tried changing the default to something else, then back to Winamp and it's still showing this other icon for some reason. I haven't changed my Winamp installation or done anything I can think of for this to happen.

Looking on the forums, I tried clearing the thumbnail cache, I tried doing the Icon Rebuild thing, no change.

What could be causing this? And regardless, is there just a way to give certain file extensions custom icons, whether with Windows 7's default things or a third party program? Cause if I just need to manually tell it to use Winamp's icon again that's fine.

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03 Jan 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit

It's showing the windows media player icon. It does this on all kinds of files on this system although they open with a different program.

You might download this-

FileTypesMan - Alternative to 'File Types' manager of Windows

and try it using the instructions here-

I messed with it for a few minutes but didn't have time to really learn how to use it.
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03 Jan 2019   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

inspect the winamp exe and see if it still has original winamp icon.
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09 Jan 2019   #4

Windows 7 Home 64 Bit

I had the same problem with .html file, which shows chrome icon. but it suddenly disappeared with a while blank icon. being fixed by a simple reboot.
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