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braindead
17-05-2014, 03:59 PM
Hi all,
Folder Options > File Types in XP shows a list of registered file types and would allow the default icon for a file type to be changed/added. How can I do this in Win7?

Thanks a lot.

Speedy Gonzales
17-05-2014, 04:09 PM
Default programs? It's in control panel

wainuitech
17-05-2014, 04:12 PM
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/57455-file-extension-icon-change-default-icon.html

braindead
17-05-2014, 04:25 PM
Thanks Speedy G and wainuitech. I just downloaded FileTypesManager but Default Programs is just the caper.

PS: Default Programs won't let me assign an icon. FileTypesManager will.

Speedy Gonzales
17-05-2014, 04:37 PM
Umm you can go into whatever folder / select the file / right mouse on it. Then change its icon

wainuitech
17-05-2014, 04:44 PM
This will do it, its almost identical to XP, just tried it: http://izt.name/apps/types/


Umm you can go into whatever folder / select the file / right mouse on it. Then change its icon You can do that on some folders, and all shortcuts on separate icons, but it wont change All the icons relating to that folder type , exe etc

Giveawayoftheday had a free programs the other day http://www.foldermarker.com (http://www.foldermarker.com/?discount=DaysAfterFRun-3&PrgVer=FolderMarkerHome4.2.0.0&utm_expid=1593599-6.PskAk578SHyrU0S_6dYI_g.0)

braindead
18-05-2014, 01:37 PM
This will do it, its almost identical to XP, just tried it: http://izt.name/apps/types/

You can do that on some folders, and all shortcuts on separate icons, but it wont change All the icons relating to that

Thanks wainuitech - exactly right :) I use an extension for Firefox called MAFF that enables me to faithfully save web page content such as tutorials in a compressed single page form. I probably have close to 500 of these but they all have the firefox icon. To differentiate MAFF files I created an icon for them and wanted to apply it to the whole group at once.