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Old 05-24-07, 08:16 PM
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How do I change an icon that is associated with a file? I have a movie file that opens with quicktime, but the icon is of the real player. I want to change the icon, but do not know how.
 
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Right mouse click the icon

then go down to properties

then select "open with"
 
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You don't change the icon.

What you change is the file association. Windows allows all file types to be associated with an executable so that when you double click the file in an explorer window it will open.

You can, as has been suggested, right click and then select "Open With", but that may not necessarily make the change permanent. To make the change permanent you select "Folder Options" from the "Tools" menu in Windows Explorer. Then select the "File Types" tab. Scroll to find the particular file type (or specify one that is not in the list) and then change or specify the file (program) to be used to open the file.
 
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I have done the open with and the file types and neither one changes the icon.
 
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The icon doesn't mean anything, but it's possible it stored in the file itself.
 
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if you right click it, and go to properties, on one of the tabs there should be a button that says...change icon...
 
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I found that, but it is for the folder icon, not the file itself. In anycase I have removed the media programs that I use (realplayer and quicktime) and installed quicktime first, set the correct Icon and program and then installed the other program and it worked. All that work for a icon, shish.
 
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I think you could have gone into Quicktime and set it as your default media program. This should have changed all the icons.
 
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