Solved Setting a type and an icon to files

September 6, 2012 at 13:58:44
Specs: Windows XP
Is it possible to set a different type and a different icon to several files that are associated with the same program?
For example: zip, rar, jar and xpi files open with WinRar, and they all have the type (WinRar Archive) and the same icon.
Changing one extension in ‘Folder Options’ affects all of them.

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September 7, 2012 at 09:11:57
All files with the same extension will have the same icon, normally dictated by the program writer. If you somhow manage to change the icon for a particular file type then they will all change. Instances like zip, rar, jar and xpi are again dictated by the program writer. There is no way around this to my knowledge.

Shortcuts to any given file extension can all have have different icons, either using the selection Windows gives or .ico or .icl icon files that you could collect from the internet and store in a folder somewhere.

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#1
September 6, 2012 at 16:32:11
If they are "shortcuts" you should be able to right click them and "change icon" from Properties.

If they are actual files I know of no way to do it without making shortcuts to them.

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#2
September 6, 2012 at 18:13:51
Thanks for your help.

They are not "shortcuts".


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#3
September 6, 2012 at 18:36:26
You could make shortcuts to them instead, then use different icons.

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#4
September 6, 2012 at 19:27:16
Thanks again.

I want all files to have a type and an icon according to their extension.


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September 7, 2012 at 09:11:57
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All files with the same extension will have the same icon, normally dictated by the program writer. If you somhow manage to change the icon for a particular file type then they will all change. Instances like zip, rar, jar and xpi are again dictated by the program writer. There is no way around this to my knowledge.

Shortcuts to any given file extension can all have have different icons, either using the selection Windows gives or .ico or .icl icon files that you could collect from the internet and store in a folder somewhere.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#6
September 7, 2012 at 11:19:08
Thanks for the detailed explanation. I really appreciate your help.

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