"Number from list below"="Path to icon, Icon index"
The list below specifies the number for the default shell icons.
The path to icon is a dos path to the icon, in a registry file remembe to
use \\ (regedit rmoves one \ when merging).
The icon index is used when the icons are coming from a binary file like a
..dll or .exe. It is the position of the icon in the file (a negitive number
is the inverse of the resource ID). Omit the comma and Icon Index when using
an .ICO file.
To get the index create a shortcut, right click and choose Properties, then
Change Icon, then Browse. Select the file and click open. The icons are
numbered from 0 downwards then across.
Icons can also be set under the Default Icon setting for the object in
HKEY_ROOT (which is where Windows stores its' icon information), the Shell
Icon setting overrides this.
0 Unknown File Type
1 Default Document
2 Default Application
4 Open Folder
5 5.25 inch Floppy
6 3.5 inch Floppy
7 Removable Drive
8 Hard Drive
9 Network Drive
10 Network Disconnected
11 Cd-rom Drive
12 Ram Drive
14 Network Pipes ?
16 Print Manager
17 Network Neighborhood
20 Document Folder
25 Screen Saver
28 Sharing Overlay (Hand)
29 Shortcut Overlay (Small Arrow)
30 Default Printer Overlay (Small Tick)
31 Recycled Empty
32 Recycled Full
33 Dial-up Networking
35 Control Panel
36 Program Groups
39 Start Menu settings
40 Audio Cd
44 Log Off
45 May not apply to Win98
46 May not apply to Win98
"Mike" <mike@newsgroup> wrote in message
> Hi guys,
> I have downloaded a icon package for vista with very smooth icons.
> I know how to change a program or folder icon or a indivudally file icon
> in the items properties but
> how do I assign a new icon to be used as a default for example word
> documents, mp3 and such
> so all my mp3 files and such are showing the new icon?
> If it have something so say I'm using vista 64 bit ultimative sp1
> Greatful for help
> All the best
> Mike (n00b)