Windows 10: Custom icons for individual files

  1.    08 Dec 2015 #1

    Custom icons for individual files

    How can I change the icon for an individual file? For example, I have a phonelist.docx Word file on my desktop and would like to change the icon from the default Word icon to a telephone icon. How can that be done?
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  2.    08 Dec 2015 #2

    You could make a shortcut to the docx and change the icon on the shortcut (right click, properties, change icon).
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  3.    08 Dec 2015 #3

    Thanks for the tip.

    Does that mean that it is impossible to change the icon for "real" files, only for shortcuts?
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  4.    08 Dec 2015 #4

    Well, you could change the icon for all .docx to a picture of a telephone or whatever (Change a File Types Icon in Windows 7) but not individually afaik, no.
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  5.    08 Dec 2015 #5

    ... in other words: it is simply not possible to change the icon just for one individual file (file meaning file, not shortcut to a file) - correct?
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  6.    08 Dec 2015 #6

    desertman said: View Post
    ... in other words: it is simply not possible to change the icon just for one individual file (file meaning file, not shortcut to a file) - correct?
    If you were a programmer you could write an icon handler.

    Apart from that it is impossible unless there is some third party tool that does it.
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