Solved: How Can I Change The Default Icon That A Program Uses For Certain File Type?

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luky

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Hi all - i understand that this might call for the use of resource hacker ( which i really dont have much experience using ) but im willing to give it a try or perhaps any other method(s) that might be suggested.

PDF-XChange has a horrible looking icon ( to me anyways ) that it sets for pdf files.
i would like to change the i con to another of my choice.

This is the one it sets for PDFs that you save or create by default:


This is the one that i would like to make the default for new PDFs:


Can anyone advise on how i would go about achieving this?
 

Phantom010

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Press the Windows key + R to open a Run box.

Type regedit.

Expand: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

Scroll down to PDF-XChange.Document (or something similar).

Expand it and click on DefaultIcon.

In the right-hand pane, double-click the default value and change the path to where you saved your customized icon (.ico file).

Reboot the computer.


Or, read THIS.
 

luky

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YES!
that was nice and WHOLE LOT easier than i thought!
thank you! Phantom010!
You guys ROCK!
 
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