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change default icons

M
#1
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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G

Guest

#2
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 Computer

G

Guest

#3
[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 Computer

M
#4
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
>
>
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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)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
 

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#5
Hello Mike,

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

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/178915-file-extension-type-icon-change.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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)
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
 

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