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Thread: How to change file type icons in Windows XP

  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2008

    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

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2010

    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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