File Association



-=CMD=-
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
I cannot find information in the MS KB or in Windows XP Help and Support on
how to change the default file associations. Could someone point me in the
right direction?

Thanks!

Dave

-=CMD=-
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Okay, I found out how to change file associations. However, now I need to
figure out how to change the default Icon associated with a file. For some
reason my .bmp files all have a foreign Icon associated with them. Help! :-)

Michal Drewniak
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
In windows explorer:
Tools -> Folder options -> File types -> Advanced.
You should see a "Change icon" button there.

-=CMD=- wrote:
> Okay, I found out how to change file associations. However, now I need to
> figure out how to change the default Icon associated with a file. For some
> reason my .bmp files all have a foreign Icon associated with them. Help! :-)

-=CMD=-
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Michal,

I've done that and the Icon does not change. Do I need to do some Registry
work?

Dave

"Michal Drewniak" wrote:

> In windows explorer:
> Tools -> Folder options -> File types -> Advanced.
> You should see a "Change icon" button there.
>
> -=CMD=- wrote:
> > Okay, I found out how to change file associations. However, now I need to
> > figure out how to change the default Icon associated with a file. For some
> > reason my .bmp files all have a foreign Icon associated with them. Help! :-)
>

Michal Drewniak
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
Icon should change right after you press OK :(


-=CMD=- wrote:
> Michal,
>
> I've done that and the Icon does not change. Do I need to do some Registry
> work?
>
> Dave
>
> "Michal Drewniak" wrote:
>
>
>>In windows explorer:
>>Tools -> Folder options -> File types -> Advanced.
>>You should see a "Change icon" button there.
>>
>>-=CMD=- wrote:
>>
>>>Okay, I found out how to change file associations. However, now I need to
>>>figure out how to change the default Icon associated with a file. For some
>>>reason my .bmp files all have a foreign Icon associated with them. Help! :-)
>>

Enkidu
07-10-2005, 02:08 AM
-=CMD=- wrote:
> Michal,
>
> I've done that and the Icon does not change. Do I need to do some Registry
> work?
>
> Dave
>
> "Michal Drewniak" wrote:
>
>
>>In windows explorer:
>>Tools -> Folder options -> File types -> Advanced.
>>You should see a "Change icon" button there.
>>
>>-=CMD=- wrote:
>>
>>>Okay, I found out how to change file associations.
>>>However, now I need to figure out how to change the
>>>default Icon associated with a file. For some reason
>>>my .bmp files all have a foreign Icon associated
>>>with them. Help! :-)
>>
Check for spyware....

Cheers,

Cliff


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Ramesh, MS-MVP
07-10-2005, 02:09 AM
Dave,

How to change file associations in Windows XP:
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=307859

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"-=CMD=-" <CMD@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1B4D13AB-A3BE-4999-A6A0-A8C5A0BA26C8@microsoft.com...
>I cannot find information in the MS KB or in Windows XP Help and Support on
> how to change the default file associations. Could someone point me in the
> right direction?
>
> Thanks!
>
> Dave


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