|OK Paulsep, I'll give a more detailed spin on this. Derek, shortcuts have a Change Icon button but whoever designed Tools-Folder Options-FileTypes and how that works wasn't thinking straight.|
Mission is to ascociate mp3's with Winamp and wav's with Adobe Audition. And give each the preferred icon from their respective exe files.
I have mp3's working. Their FileType 'Mp3 File', opens in Winamp and all mp3 icons are correct.
Now looking at the wav files - their FileType is 'Wave Sound', they Open in Audition but have the wrong Icon.
FileTypes dialog for WAV gives me 'Change' and 'Restore'. (Incidentally the icon in that Dialog (under Extensions) is the one I'm attempting to apply to the files).
I click Restore. It changes to Advanced and WAV FileType changes to 'MP3 File' and the icon under Extensions to Winamp.
Why'd it do that? I don't want that !
I next click 'Change' to go back to Audition. That changes FileType to Wav File (previously Wave Sound).
Wav file icons haven't changed... they're still the same (wrong) one.
Clicking 'Restore' and 'Advanced' repeat this cycle for ever. When you want Advanced (to set the icon) you're only given 'Restore' which has no Change Icon option.
Now I have done this before with every Windows re-install, and it always drives me batty and takes days to get right. Asking here I was hoping to learn what's going on, why it doesn't work and how to make it work.
Quite often - while attempting this - the mp3 files switch to Audition in place of Winamp. It's like one change causes another. And Tools-Folder Options-FileTypes seems consistently to give you everythinge except what you want !