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How to change file type icons in Windows XP

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Old 26-03-2009
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How to change file type icons in Windows XP
  

To change file type icons in windows XP follow these simple steps:
  • Click Start button
  • Go to Control Panel
  • Click on Appearance and Themes
  • Then click Folder Options
  • In the Folder Options dialog box, click the File Types tab
  • Select the file type you wish to change
  • Then click Advanced
  • In the Edit File Type dialog box, click Change Icon
  • In the Change Icon dialog box, click Browse
  • Navigate to the new icon you want to use
  • Select it and then click Open
  • Click OK
  • Then click Close

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Re: How to change file type icons in Windows XP

Changing individual desktop icons
  • With your mouse, right-click on the desktop icon that you want to change.
  • Click on “properties”.
  • A new window will open, showing various information about the shortcut. Locate and click on the “change icon” button.
  • A new window will open, showing you your choices for the new icon. Select your desired icon and click “ok”.
  • You should be looking at the Properties window again. Click “ok”.
  • The selected shortcut’s icon will be changed.
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