File type icons

Posted: 07-03-2006, 12:24 AM
In XP I was able to change the icon the system would use for a file type.

I have installed a text editor and would like to use it's icon. But Vista
keeps using the ugly notepad icon.
Can this icon be changed in Vista?
DCC

File type icons


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Re: File type icons
Posted: 07-04-2006, 02:17 AM
Using Windows Explorer, find the file you want to edit and right-click on it
and select Open With-->Choose Default Program. You should be able to select
your text editor there.

-Reed Rinn
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"DCC" <doug@collina.net> wrote in message
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> In XP I was able to change the icon the system would use for a file type.
>
> I have installed a text editor and would like to use it's icon. But Vista
> keeps using the ugly notepad icon.
> Can this icon be changed in Vista?
> DCC

DCC
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Re: File type icons
Posted: 07-04-2006, 03:07 PM
I can get the new text editor to be the default program, but it uses the
notepad icon still.
In XP I was able to associat other icons with file types such as .txt.
Can this not be done in Vista?

Alan Simpson
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Re: File type icons
Posted: 07-04-2006, 04:27 PM
I think it works the same as in XP. Right-click the program's shortcut icon
and choose Properties. On the Shortcut tab of the Properties sheet click
Change Icon.

I can't speak to the actual icon for the text editor. That has nothing to do
with Vista and how that works is up to whoever created that text editor.




"DCC" <doug@collina.net> wrote in message
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>I can get the new text editor to be the default program, but it uses the
>notepad icon still.
> In XP I was able to associat other icons with file types such as .txt.
> Can this not be done in Vista?
 
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