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

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by luky, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. luky

    luky Thread Starter

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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:
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    This is the one that i would like to make the default for new PDFs:
    [​IMG]

    Can anyone advise on how i would go about achieving this?
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. luky

    luky Thread Starter

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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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    You're welcome! [​IMG]
     
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