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how do I Change DEFAULT icons?

crash613

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I have vista with ie7 and Maxthon installed. Once Maxthon was installed and set as the default browser all of the shortcuts to web pages that i have (i.e. favorites folder) and a few on my desktop all use the maxthon icon. I am able to manually change them back to the "e" icon by right clicking and changing icon. What i want to do is set it so that every NEW shortcut i create, as well as the old ones automatically use the "e" icon instead of the Maxthon one.

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crash613

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Thanks, that seems to be exactly what i need. I still, however, am having problems.. Maybe i am a little slow.

Here's what is going on.

Steps 1-4 go fine. In step 4 i look for the ".url" listing. This indicates that i need to change the "InternetIcon" setting..

Scroll down to that. go to the "DefaultIcon" folder. as per step 6

Per step 10: Change it to "C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe,-17"

Also tried various other ones in *.dll files (both 10A and 10b methods)..... none of the changes work.

close and re log on, and/or reboot.

No-joy, still using the same old Maxthon icons.

any idea what i am doing wrong?
 

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You will most likely need to also change the icons for these file extensions as well: .htm, .html, .mht, .mhtml, and .url. Of course the Maxthon program could be resetting the icons back to it's anyway despite any changes you make to.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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and .php which is quite common.
 

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