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Windows 7: File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

18 May 2013   #40
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello MS,

You might see if setting Adobe as the default program again, or reinstalling it may set the icon back to using it's default.


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18 May 2013   #41
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello MS,

You might see if setting Adobe as the default program again, or reinstalling it may set the icon back to using it's default.
I did a 'repair' to the program and, yes, it is now the Adobe standard white/red-A default icon. Went thru these steps again and the default icon remains. So this works only for people who live right?
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18 May 2013   #42
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Some programs will not let you change the default icon since they override it with their icon instead.
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18 May 2013   #43
DoesXX

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Great write up... This program has eluded me for years and finally discovered it again!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Some programs will not let you change the default icon since they override it with their icon instead.
Yeah, it's a pain, but you can always use a Resource Editor (IE: ResEdit, Resource Tuner, Restorator, ResHack, etc.) to modify the executable, this doesn't always work either.



P.S.
Shawn, I would like to contact you, privately, regarding an issue.
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22 May 2013   #44
Chaoz

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I followed the guide, but the changes don't last. The icon keeps reverting back to the original icon (Foobar version). I've tried using the downloaded program and manually editing it. I'm trying to change to the Windows 7 default icon.
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22 May 2013   #45
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Chaoz,

From your duplicate post (now removed), you could download and merge the .reg file for the listed .mp3 option in the tutorial below to restore it's default associations to hopefully fix it's default icon as well.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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24 May 2013   #46
Ben050

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks Brian
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09 Dec 2013   #47
Artyom2013

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I registered in this forum only to thank you. The regedit method works perfectly
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09 Dec 2013   #48
Artyom2013

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

After I tried the regedit method and saw it works, I downloaded the program, and it is fantastic.
It is really free, no advertising, no toolbar. Free.

Thanks again.
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25 Dec 2013   #49
blued

W7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Some programs will not let you change the default icon since they override it with their icon instead.
This was my impression too and I hated Notepad++ default icon which applied to all txt, ini, xml, etc, files associated with it. But found a way here to over-ride the programs icon (which should work for other programs too):

Quote:
File association default icon

You can override the icon for example by adding this registry key:

HKCU\Software\Classes\Applications\notepad++\DefaultIcon
Then add an expandable string value (REG_EXPAND_SZ) with the desired icons address. In my case, I used %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll,-102 which is the default notepad icon. Worked fine.
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