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Annoying icon change... change back?

Q: Annoying icon change... change back?

Hi all,

I installed BSPlayer, didn't like it, and decided to go back to using Divx player.
I have all the file associations sorted so all my video files run in Divx again, but the icons are still the same as they were for the BSPlayer.

I know its not a really big problem, but its annoying!!

Any help?

Matt.

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A: Annoying icon change... change back?

In explorer try...
Tools > Folder options >File types >select the file extension you want to change the icon for then click on the Advanced button, then click on the Change Icon button.
See if the icon you want to use is there.

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Today I installed an ini file editor and it changed my icon from the usual configuration look to a wordpad icon with "ini" over it. The program wasn't too amazing and the icon annoyed me so I uninstalled it but, by doing so, it removed the default software for it. I reset it to open with wordpad in an ini file's properties but it now has the usual icon-within-an-icon look where it has a wordpad icon inside a no-icon.

Is there any way to change it back to the configuration file-looking icon?

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A:Annoying Icon Change/Removal

Problem solved; changed the default from wordpad to notepad and it's back. Confusing, considering it looked like a notepad doc. to begin with.

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I moved a folder into "My Pictures" folder while in "My Documents," then I found the original "My Pictures" icon which had a photo in an opened folder had changed to a closed folder without the photo. I looked back from "Start"/"My Pictures," there is the same changed "My Pictures" icon. How can I change back to the original icon?

A:How can change an icon back?

Hi f2g.

Download TweakUI and install it.

Run it. Select Repair, Choose Repair My Pictures Icon from the drop down list and click Repair Now.

Should set it back to normal.

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I accidentally change all default programs (firefox, internet explorer, EXE only files) into a different icon (utorrent) now, my programs dont function probably. How do i change it back to how they were so i can use it?
so if i open internet explorer, it opens to utorrent and says iexplore.exe:torrent is not valid bencoding

A:How do I change the icon back to original? PLEASE HELP ME?

Welcome aboard

Download teh registry filse for .exe and .lnk from the link Default File Type Associations - Restore and double click to merge those in the registry hive.

Let us know if it worked or not.

At the same time, uninstall utorrent, Run SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker , and then you may reinstall it.

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well i got a question actually i dont even know if it has anything to do with the topic but, i dont know how , i change the default program for all the programs in the pc , including interent explorer, google chrome and practicly all, the icon also change, it is the one of the default program which i change them all to ... my question is, how do i cange them back to the original program they were?

A:How do I change icon back to original?

Hello Himmcr, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could do a system restore using a restore point dated before you made this change to undo it and hopefully restore the icons back to default.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hello everyone.

I just installed Adobe Creative Suite CS4. Everything turned out fine. But my icon for the Bridge CS4 .exe file is one of those annoying default icons and I want to change it back. There is a Bridge CS4 .ico file in my Bridge folder but I would like to know how to get that into my Bridge .exe file. A simple but somewhat annoying problem. Does anyone know a quick fix? This is the ONLY icon on my entire computer like this. I don't think it's a virus or malware. I scanned using a bunch of programs. It's a legit copy of CS4. It's definately too minor of a problem to go thru a tech support nightmare. I really don't like looking at it on my desktop or start menu.

Thanks in advance

Dell Inspiron 518
Vista Home Premium SP1
Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 2.66 MHz
4 GB Ram, 500 GB HD

A:a program icon defaulted, how do I change it back?

Hi, welcome to the forums I take it you have tried right click on the icon select properties then "change Icon" browse to your proffered and select it?

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After recently playing Starcraft Broodwar, My Computer's icon has changed to a crappy low-res looking version of what it's supposed to be.



Like that. I tried deleting the Icon and putting it back on in Desktop Settings, and tried changing the Icon altogther and then back again, same result.. not sure how to get it back to normal?

A:My Computer Icon has changed, will not change back.

Have any other icons changed as that looks like a change of resolution actually?

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Hi,

Odd problem cropped up about a week ago. My boyfriend pointed out that the recycle bin has been renamed to "games (1)". I can't just rename it back either so I've no idea how to fix this. I did try going to the customize desktop feature from display>properties and selecting the restore default option but nothing happens so I'm not sure what else to try.

thanks,
Zelda ;)

A::P Recycle bin icon somehow got renamed, how to I change it back?

Try registry fix #115 (Rename/Remove the Recycle Bin) at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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I added it to the desktop and the normal icon was used (picture of a PC). Now it's suddenly changed to the default windows explorer icon ! How to get the default icon back ? I tried removing it from desktop and adding it again, but did not work.
W7 Home Prem. x64.
Thanks.

A:My Computer desktop icon - how to change back ?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by BeachNut


I added it to the desktop and the normal icon was used (picture of a PC). Now it's suddenly changed to the default windows explorer icon ! How to get the default icon back ? I tried removing it from desktop and adding it again, but did not work.
W7 Home Prem. x64.
Thanks.


Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Personalization

Then go to change desktop icons.

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Hello.

I had a weird problem with my folder icons. The normal folders (ones without thumbnails) appear the normal yellow photo that is the default. However, the folders with thumbnails are a different icon of gray and white. For some reason, I cannot change the icon of the folders with thumbnails back to the default, yellow folders. Can anyone help with this? I have manually tried to change it back by "Right clicking, Properties, Customize" and choosing the yellow default folder, but it isn't working.

A:How do I change back the folder icon with thumbnails?

You can try to rebuild the icon cache in windows.

How to Rebuild the Icon Cache in Windows

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Im running Windows XP Home Edition SP2. I was playing some starcraft and closed the game.. then noticed all my icons changed. even when restarting all my icons changed back except mydocuments.. i cant think of a way of changing it back. its very annoying.. its like the old windows 95 folders.. and no right click properties/change icon dosent work or show up...

A:My document Folder Icon Changed, How To Change it back.

Hi fusionstar and welcome to TSF!

OK, try this:

Right click on the desktop somewhere and select Properties. On the Desktop tab, click Customise Desktop. Click on the My Documents icon and click Restore Default. Hit OK, Apply and OK.

If this doesn't work, follow the same steps, but instead of hitting Restore Default, change the icon to something else then change it back, then hit OK, Apply and OK again.

Let us know if it works!

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So well i restored my computer and i logged into wifi and put it into home network and the icon is not the bars (image included) internet works everything but i just want the bars back Please

A:How to change wifi icon back? Image included

Welcome to the Seven Forums

How did you change the icon?

Do Option 2 of this tutorial SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker it will not harm any data or programs you have installed it will try to find and repair any corrupt system files that you have. You may need to do this up to 3 times with a reboot after each scan.

Then do Icon Cache - Rebuild

And maybe Notification Area Icons - Reset

Jerry

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Just got a new laptop with Win7 professional about two weeks ago.

All of a sudden, this morning, the network notification icon for the network switched from the wireless-five bars icon to the wired icon with a big red X through it (because I am not connected via wired). When I mouse over the icon it still shows my wireless network name and that I have Internet Access.

I don't know how or why the icon changed, but I would like to change it back to the one showing the wireless bars. I've searched around and can't find anything on how to do that.

Can anyone help with this, please? Thanks!

A:Network Notification Area Icon Has Changed: How To Change It Back?

Hello Chasfh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if resetting the notification area icons may be able to help.

Notification Area Icons - Reset

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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when my computer starts up, my background changes into a blue color and im unable to chage it back, because when i rigth click and go to properties, the background chaging section is blocked and you can only pick some colors..... can somebody help me please??????

System info: windows xp proffessional, 600 mhz pentium 3 processor,
384 of ram, Nvidia 3D fuzion GeForce MX 4000 PCI 128 mb DDR graphic card.....
 

A:Background change feature is blocked and dont know how to change it back please help!

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hey guyss..i have problem with my computer....all my icon change to Windows media player and all target type change to EXE File...what should i do.....plzzz...
#sorry for my bad english..
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit sp1

2 gb ram

A:All icon change to WMP and all target type change to EXE File

Hello Kechik Crew, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could do a system restore using a restore point dated before this happened to undo and fix this quickly.

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Hi,

Is there a way that it automatically changes the desktop icons size when i change the resolution?

example:

Resolution: 1024 x 768
Desktop icon size: Medium icons

i want to change to:

Resolution: 800 x 600
Desktop icon size: Classic icons
 

A:Change desktop icon size on reolution change.

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merry christmas, ho ho ho, jingle bells and all that good stuff! so you kiddies that have behaved yourself this year, what is santa going to bring you? for the rest of us..saw a saying "Santa, define nice". ok, wasn't sure where to post this. Sorry to bother you all with these little things, BUT THESE ARE "HASSLES" (and we Hamiltons really hate hassles lol lol) ARE DRIVING ME NUTS. have xp/word 2003. in word, i set it so when i want to use an auto shape that "create your drawing here" doesn't pop up. for a while it stays that way, but then it changes back. same happens with auto correct. set a setting i want like auto bulleting/number is disabled, yeah it changes back after a while. so all you wise ones, your thoughts!
 

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Trying to set up a FP monitor, and in the process I tried changing the bios setting from onboard AGP (flat panel wasn't working with this, had to add another video adapter card) to PCI, thinking I could change it back if ineffective. But now my display on the monitor that WAS working is black, so I can't undo my mistake.

How to undo damage??
Thanks.
 

A:bios change, now can't view monitor to change back

If you remove the battery on the mothernoard
for a minute or two, the BIOS loses it's
current settings and goes back to the defaults
that will work on any system. You'll have to
let it auto-detect hard drives and everything.
 

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Hey i used a vpn to change my location to canada from new york and now ive uninstalled the vpn but my location is still canada ,how can i change it back to my original location and ip
 

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Hey i used a vpn to change my location to canada from new york and now ive uninstalled the vpn but my location is still canda ,how can i change it back?
 

A:Used VPN to change location and now it wond change back

Closing dup. Please do not start multiple threads on the same topic.
 

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Hello everyone,

I'm pretty sure everyone in here knows that annoying tiny window that allows you to pick an icon of your choice - you know, the one that pretty much looks like this one since God created the universe:


Since Microsoft isn't capable to make that stupid window resizable - and yes, that includes Windows 8 and most probably any other Windows in our lifetime - is there any way to change the dimensions of that Window via the Registry? Or is there a software that replaces the "change icon" window completely?

A:The annoying "change icon" window

Looks like this is a dialog resource 1060 from shell32.dll. Maybe resizing it with a resource editor will work.
You may have to change both the main dll and the shell32.dll.mui file for your language (for example the one in en-US folder). Also on 64-bit systems there are twice as many dlls to change if you want to affect both 32- and 64-bit applications.

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Hello again


unfortunately the issue i going to ask help with is the total same issue that i had last year

Icons sizes change back to details sizes on specific folder


may also be relate to the issue that this user had

Shortcut icons re-sizing randomly


My OS had gone crazy and change icon's sizes back to details sizes in random folders, last time i had that issue i thought it was solved by this method

Icons sizes change back to details sizes on specific folder

But unfortunately it only was temporary, i had to format anyway so the problem was solved after the format and never appeared again till 3 days ago.

it not seem to be a virus but it really annoy, the only thing i done 3 days ago that was extraordinary for me was to edit some video on windows live movie maker + cccp codecs, i rarely use WLMM but happened to use it 3 days ago, and after that the issue reappear, i can't use system restore since i done alot of stuff on my pc and don't want to lose them, and also i don't happened to made restore point before the day the issue occurred and the rest are deleted..so SR is not a option.


anyone know what i can do now?

thanks in advance

A:Icon's sizes randomly change back to details sizes in random folders

No guarantees these suggestions will work but you could give it a try. See if rebuilding the icon cache helps.

Icon Cache - Rebuild

You could also try running a system file checker scan from an elevated command prompt (option two) just in case your system fils got damaged or corrupted somehow. If problems are found, run the scan 3 times rebooting in between each scan.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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In Windows 7, all the good icons are in %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll, but we're still taken to the old SHELL32.dll when it comes time to change an icon.

Is there a registry key or something that we can change to remedy this?

A:Change default location for "Change Icon..." button?

Anyone?

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Hello!

I have just setup my new laptop with Windows 10 Home and installed Dropbox. I noticed that the Dropbox folder icon is offset compared to other icons. The folder part of the icon is more towards the top than all other folder icons. See this image:
Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet

I know it seems like a small issue, but once I saw this, I can't unsee it, and it annoys the heck out of me

So - I designed a new icon. It is basically the same, but with the position fixed and the Dropbox-logo is a flat design. If anyone is interested, you can grab it here:
Dropbox - dropbox-fixed.ico

It looks perfect when changed - BUT, once you restart the computer, the Dropbox folder icon reverts back to the default. I tried it several times.

So I was wondering if it is possible to change the icon elsewhere. Maybe in the regedit somewhere. I don't know enough about that stuff to mess with it.

Hope someone can help!

Thanks.

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I Used Foobar2000 v 1.3.8 I Think I Like It But I Dont Like Icon.

How Can I Change ?

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i cannot change the explorer icon nest to the start orb.I've downloaded the themes at deviantart and followed each and every steps..and use resHack also.but i still can't change it.Any idea?

A:cannot change explorer icon (icon next to start orb)

Should be able to just right click on the explorer icon, then right again where it says Windows Explorer, then Properties, change icon. Point to where the new icon you want to change to is, and apply. Might have to reboot for it to change.

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I play Warcraft 3 and it seems a lot of the time I minimize with the start button and the resolution will be changed to the lowest setting. Then once I try to change it to the highest resolution it will look like the lowest setting then the selection will say it i the highest and ask me if i want to keep it. This will repeat a lot. Any idea on how to solve this?

A:Annoying change in Resolution

Its the game changing the screen resolution. There is no "fix" for it, its just how the game is built.

The game is built to change the resolution that the game was developed for.

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I uninstalled a game (Lego Star Wars 2, which had uninstall issues, apparently) and even though the game is completely off my computer, I'm having trouble getting rid of the game that shows up on my change/remove applications control panel. I went into regedit and deleted the uninstall keys containing the game. I don't know how, but it created a duplicate of the game on the change/remove control panel. I was able to get rid of the original one, but now am having trouble trying to delete the duplicated one. There's not even a change/remove button for it. It's not a big deal, but I'd like to get rid of it.

Thanks!

A:Annoying Change/remove Application Problem

See if this helps:How To Manually Remove Programs From The Add/Remove List

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I have Windows XP. A message has appeared on my screen and I can easily eliminate it from the task manager. Here is the message: "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available. Insert the hph_software disk and click ok." This apparently refers to an old piece of software from the HP printer I installed and uninstalled, and returned to Best Buy. Should I look for a line in the registry?
doctorsichrome
 

A:Annoying startup message- should I change the registry?

I would look in the AutoStart list first just in case the program didn't delete that reference.
If it isn't there and you are not that familiar with the registry you could have a look at a "Hijackthis" report and see if it shows up on that.
Or run the free RegScrubXp and see if it shows up on that.
 

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I am new to this so bear with me.
 
I am running Windows XP2 and have had AVG and now have Windows security essentials installed.  I also installed malwarebytes and scanned for viruses.  Nothing I do gets rid of the annoying pop up at the middle of the bottom of my explorer pages each time I move to a new page.  
 
When I right click on this image and click on properties I get the following...http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/20/86/7d/d6/20867dd63c93321414b484a4c7375236.gif
 
What is this and how do I get rid of it?
 
 

A:How do I get rid of an annoying pop up that shows up every time I change screens

Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your DesktopDoubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters


Check Loaded Modules  and Detect TDLFS file system.  Do not check Verify file digital signatures (even though it is checked in the example)If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now


Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run

If threats are detected select Skip for all of them unless I instruct you otherwiseClick Continue


Click Reboot computerPlease post the contents of  TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt found in your root directory (typically c:\)in your reply===================================================aswMBR--------------------Download aswMBR and save it to your desktop.
Please disable your real time protection of any Antivirus, Antispyware or Antimalware programs temporarily. They will interfere and may cause unexpected results.If you need help to disable your protection programs see hereDouble click the aswMBR.exe file to run it. Please allow when you are asked to download AVAST antivirus engine defs.Wait until the AV update is done, then click on the Scan button to start. The program will launch a scan.

When done, you will see Scan finished successfully. Please click on Save log and save the file to your desktop.

Please post the contents of the log in your next reply.NOTE:  aswMBR will create MBR.dat fil... Read more

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How can I change an icon for an .exe file? When the application is opened it does not display the icon that it usually did don't know what has happened so I would like to change the icon now.
Thanks

A:Change Icon?

You can open and change the *.exe with Reshacker (x86) or Restorator (x86, x64) or Anolis Resourcer (x86, x64)

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I am using Windows 10 Home 64 and want to change the .exe icon for a program I have. If I go to properties there is no way to do this so how is this done in Windows 10 without creating a shortcut or another program? I used to be able to do this before Windows 10. Also there is a similar program .exe on my computer that has the icon I want but if I try to create a short cut for the program I want to use this icon with and then go to change icon and try to use the icon from the .exe I want it says that the .exe I want the icon from has no icon associated with it how can this be when it is there in front of me?

A:Change icon for .exe

Originally Posted by bha19


I am using Windows 10 Home 64 and want to change the .exe icon for a program I have. If I go to properties there is no way to do this so how is this done in Windows 10 without creating a shortcut or another program? I used to be able to do this before Windows 10. Also there is a similar program .exe on my computer that has the icon I want but if I try to create a short cut for the program I want to use this icon with and then go to change icon and try to use the icon from the .exe I want it says that the .exe I want the icon from has no icon associated with it how can this be when it is there in front of me?



So in properties there is no shortcut tab at all ? What icon are you going to use for this program and it has to be put in correct place for it to work. I have done this with games only myself.

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I find in imageres.dll but Is not that ...please help

thanks

A:How change zip icon ?

Hello Loow, and welcome to Vista Forums.

Are you wanting to change it back to the default icon or to something different?

If something different, then this tutorial may help you do this.

File Extension Type Icon - Change


If back to the default icon, then this tutorial may help you do this.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/65...ile-vista.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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so i'm trying to change the icon of a particular file type.
ie, pdf icon is gone for some reason so i want to put one there.

all i can find on the net is 'open up file types manager' BUT how on earth is that done?

am using win7 x64 home premium.
thanks

A:change icon

have you tried restoring the icons cache
Icon Cache - Rebuild

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Hi. Looking to change the icon of drive L, the simple way. I have a little *.ico file.
How do I change the icon of the drive?? This is Windows Vista. Thank You

A:Looking to change this icon

Hello Ilya Byk,

You can use one of the Methods in the tutorial below to change the icon of your external hard drive.

Drive Icon Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Where is the New Folder at so I can change the icon. Thanks

A:Change Icon

Hello Bongo,

I believe that it's going to be the same one used for all folders in Windows 7. The tutorial below will help show you how to change the default folder icon.

Folder Icon - Change Windows 7 Default Folder Icon

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have windows 2000. I would like to change the icon for a particular file extention. Can this be done in windows or do I need third party software.
 

A:icon change

Open a folder. Click Tools, Folder Options. Click the File Types tab. Select the extension you want. Click Advanced then Change Icon.
 

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as the title states. there is one icon for my supplementary internet download local.
I set it on XP, when i reformatted to 7, the customization carried over for that drive.

screens:


FUUUuuuuuuuuuuu

not a big deal i guess. i just dont know why it wont change. Every other file i tried works without a problem. I took ownership, and all the basics, its just stubborn.

any takers?

A:cant change 1 icon.

Possible it is in use, so won't allow the change? Have you tried to change it in safe mode?

A Guy

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is there any way to change the icon in windows 7? i am in the general tab, and don't see anything close to personalization settings.

A:change icon

Hello sniper8752,For Shortcut:Right click on any shortcut and select 'Properties', then navigate to Shortcut tab and click Change Icon.For the Folder:1. Right click on the folder2. Select properties at the very bottom3. Navigate to 'Customize' tab at the far right4. You will see 'Change Icon' button at the bottomHope this helps

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Hi, can anyone help me work out how to change the icon in the image?

normally when you select a file, it shows the icon for the program associated with it, for example, if i click a text file, a wee notepad++ icon shows.
But, if i click on a executable, i get the crappy old style exe icon, instead of the newer exe icon.
I know there is a simple fix out there somewhere, as i did it on a previous Win7 installation, but for the life of me, i can't find it again.

Its not a icon cache issue,
I think i remember it being a reg tweak of some sort i found on Ghacks, but don't hold me to that.
Should be..
But currently..

A:How to change a particular icon...

Welcome
I present this to you because you specifically mentiond a reg change.
Personally, I do not change touch my registry for minor eye candy changes. If you disagree be sure to back up registry and make a system restore point.

All that being said I hope this is what you need
File Extension Icon - Change Default Icon

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How do I change the task bar icon for Outlook 2007, Win7? I have a picture I want to replace the standard icon with.
Thanks, eddie460

A:Change Icon

not gonna happen i don't think ,if you right click on the icon and go to properties /shortcuts, it doesn't allow you to change the icon ,check box greyed out like most icon do .
if it did you would need a icon creating program to make a icon out of your picture

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I tried to set up wireless net connection on my desktop, and while doing so, i selected the option " use usb to set up connection" . By mistake instead of selecting the flash drive, i selected a hard drive to store the files for networking. Now instead of the "disk" icon display for the hard drive, it now shows it as "usb drive with wireless setup" icon display. Please guide me how to restore the icon display back to "hard drive" icon. operating sys: windows xp professional
 

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Is it possible to change this icon? This changed I know not why. It is Toshiba EZ Backup. Cannot figure how it happened. When I go to my wifes' side of the computer ,it is correct. Tried to send from her side to mine with no luck. Everything works fine, just would like the icon to be correct. Any help appreciated. Thank you.....Chuck

A:Change Icon

Try a rebuild icon cache from your side:
Icon Cache - Rebuild

If that doesn't fix it can you post a screenshot of what the icon looks like from her side?

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How can I change my USB icon to something cool like a windows sign or something does anyone know how to do that?

A:How to change a USB icon

Here is a choice: Custom Themes, Icons and Start Buttons.

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I want to change icon for a program installed on my PC.... How I do that?

A:Change Icon

Right click on it > properties > Change icon > find icon and OK.

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