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  1. #1


    Mike Guest

    change default icons

    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)





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  3. #2


    Guest

    Re: change default icons

    Type regedit in Start's search box.

    Look up HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.bmp
    and see that it's default value is Paint.Picture so lookup

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Paint.Picture\DefaultIcon

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    "Mike" <mike@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:%23solO9bPKHA.3876@newsgroup

    > 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)
    >
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #3


    Guest

    Re: change default icons

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell
    Icons]
    "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.

    Value Description
    0 Unknown File Type
    1 Default Document
    2 Default Application
    3 Folder
    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
    13 Globe
    14 Network Pipes ?
    15 Desktop
    16 Print Manager
    17 Network Neighborhood
    18 Workgroup
    19 Program
    20 Document Folder
    21 Settings
    22 Find
    23 Hint
    24 Command
    25 Screen Saver
    26 Docking
    27 Display
    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
    34 Desktop
    35 Control Panel
    36 Program Groups
    37 Printers
    38 Font
    39 Start Menu settings
    40 Audio Cd
    44 Log Off
    45 May not apply to Win98
    46 May not apply to Win98


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    "Mike" <mike@newsgroup> wrote in message
    news:%23solO9bPKHA.3876@newsgroup

    > 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)
    >
    >
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #4


    Mike Guest

    Re: change default icons

    Thanks a lot dot (.) ;-)

    I will give it a go and have some smooth icons hopefully

    All the best

    Mike

    <.> skrev i meddelelsen news:OCBGzUcPKHA.1232@newsgroup

    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell
    > Icons]
    > "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.
    >
    > Value Description
    > 0 Unknown File Type
    > 1 Default Document
    > 2 Default Application
    > 3 Folder
    > 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
    > 13 Globe
    > 14 Network Pipes ?
    > 15 Desktop
    > 16 Print Manager
    > 17 Network Neighborhood
    > 18 Workgroup
    > 19 Program
    > 20 Document Folder
    > 21 Settings
    > 22 Find
    > 23 Hint
    > 24 Command
    > 25 Screen Saver
    > 26 Docking
    > 27 Display
    > 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
    > 34 Desktop
    > 35 Control Panel
    > 36 Program Groups
    > 37 Printers
    > 38 Font
    > 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
    > news:%23solO9bPKHA.3876@newsgroup

    >> 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)
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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    Re: change default icons

    Hello Mike,

    In addition, this is another method to change them as well.

    File Extension Type Icon - Change

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike View Post
    Thanks a lot dot (.) ;-)

    I will give it a go and have some smooth icons hopefully

    All the best

    Mike

    <.> skrev i meddelelsen news:OCBGzUcPKHA.1232@newsgroup
    > [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Shell
    > Icons]
    > "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.
    >
    > Value Description
    > 0 Unknown File Type
    > 1 Default Document
    > 2 Default Application
    > 3 Folder
    > 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
    > 13 Globe
    > 14 Network Pipes ?
    > 15 Desktop
    > 16 Print Manager
    > 17 Network Neighborhood
    > 18 Workgroup
    > 19 Program
    > 20 Document Folder
    > 21 Settings
    > 22 Find
    > 23 Hint
    > 24 Command
    > 25 Screen Saver
    > 26 Docking
    > 27 Display
    > 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
    > 34 Desktop
    > 35 Control Panel
    > 36 Program Groups
    > 37 Printers
    > 38 Font
    > 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
    > news:%23solO9bPKHA.3876@newsgroup
    >> 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)
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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