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Author Topic: vista - a simple way to change a file type's associated ICON  (Read 2682 times)

nudone

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vista - a simple way to change a file type's associated ICON
« on: January 07, 2009, 07:23:37 AM »
i actually like vista even if there are a few annoyances. some things are just plain stupid though; how to change a file type associated icon.

i'd been trying to find a simple way of doing it without resorting to editing the registry. plenty of result online stating that there isn't really a good way of doing it without buying a util - which seems a bit too much just to change a single setting in windows vista.

i'd been using Creative Elements Power Tools in demo mode to do the job - which is overkill. http://www.creativel...ment.com/powertools/

but after another attempt at finding a better solution today i finally spotted this - and it's free...

"Types" http://types.sourceforge.net/ there doesn't appear to be much info about it, looks like it's created by Evgeny Strunnikov.

seems to work as you'd expect.

types_util.png

(sorry, if it's already been mentioned on the forum, i didn't check.)
« Last Edit: January 07, 2009, 07:33:09 AM by nudone »

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Re: vista - a simple way to change a file type's associated ICON
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2009, 12:22:55 AM »
Thanks nudone. I don't use Vista but I know a few people who do and this might come in handy when they inevitably come to me with questions. :)