Windows 10: Change Icons based on extension only, not the associated application.

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  1.    08 Feb 2016 #11

    I don't see any difference between the visual change (the app calling a refresh) and a complete restart of the PC, icons are the same. Has to be conflicting entries or windows treating some extensions differently, like stuff that can opened natively by Windows or something.

    Edit: managed to make it work by adding my own custom entries like so:

    - (Default) program.extention

    - DefaultIcon extention.ico
    - shell
    -- open
    --- command program.exe

    Had to try to open a file and confirm the "open with" for the changes to apply.

    Edit2: made a template to do this faster:

    icon changer.reg
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    "Content Type"=""


    @="ext description"


    [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\prog.ext\shell\open\command] //don't forget to add the other commands, if any ...
    @=""C:\\Program Files\\prog\\prog.exe""

    Edit3: some default Icons are still hard to change, .exe is overwritten by something, but I don't know what.
    Edit4: Had to change the default windows application icon to display my icon on .exe files. You can use CustomizeGod or some other program that can edit System Icons.
    Last edited by Artist; 08 Feb 2016 at 12:24.
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