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Change Icons for specific File Types
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In this guide, we will show you how to change the default icon that is used for various file types. So, for example, instead of having a notepad icon for all text files (which is the default in Windows), you can set the icon to be something different.


File Types are files with a common file extension.

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In the above picture example, there are 3 file types: gif, doc, and xls and as you can see Windows XP uses a specific icon for each file type. So, if you change the icon for gif files, then the icon for all gif files will change (in other words, using the above picture you cannot change the icon for picture1.gif by itself. Changing the icon for picture1.gif will also change picture2.gif, picture3.gif, picture4.gif and any other .gif files on your computer).

Ok, now that you understand that, let’s continue on with the procedure.

Click backupreg_01.jpg

then backupreg_02.jpg




Type control folders

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then click backupreg_03.jpg

Then click on the FILE TYPES tab

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Now scroll down the list (it’s alphabetical) and find the File Type that you want the icon changed. For this guide, I have chosen gif files

Once you have found and clicked on the file type on the bottom of the window, click on Advanced (if there is no Advanced button, and instead you see a Restore button, click Restore. Then the Advanced Button should appear)

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Then Click on Change Icon

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Then Click on the icon that you want. If you don’t like the choices that it gives you for icons, click Browse.

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Navigate to find any icon you want. Any icon will work. Once you find one, click Open. For this example I chose to use the Nero icon

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Click Ok, then Close and all files of that file type will change .

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