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« on: February 07, 2004, 09:36:42 PM »

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Is there a way for different types of files to have different icons?  Here is the situation.  I've got lots of .jpg, .gif and .html files (for making websites) I want all of them to open in internet explorer when I click on them.  This gives them all an IE icon.  When I am browsing through folders it would be helpful if only the html files had the IE icon.  I wish .jpg and .gif appeared different so I could tell them appart without having to open them (sometimes I have the same title but 3 different types of files).  I hope this makes sense.  Thanks for any suggestions.

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« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2004, 02:41:50 AM »

Go into Windows Explorer/Tools/Folder options/View/ and make sure that "Hide Extentions for known file types" is not ticked. I think this is what you are after.
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« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2004, 03:05:59 AM »

Thanks, that does help a little.  However, I would really like to be able to change the icons associated with these files.  Right now they are all the IE icon and I'd like to assign a different icon to each file type.
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2004, 03:37:39 PM »

I think this is what you want to do, not sure

In Windows Explorer go to Tools > Folder Options > File Types > scroll down to find the associated file, click on it, then click on Advanced > Change Icon
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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2004, 03:41:55 PM »

OK!  Yes, I believe this is on the right track of what I want to do!! However, I see the Advanced button but when I click on gif or jpg that button changes to say RESTORE instead of ADVANCED.  What does that mean?  It seems like any other file types I click on stay with the ADVANCED choice.
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2004, 04:11:56 PM »

Not sure on that now, might not be what you want to do, cause if you changed the icon I believe all your gif or jpeg icons will change to what you have changed it to.

What if you right click on the gif,jpeg,etc...and choose Properties > Icon can you change it from there

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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2004, 04:32:43 PM »

When I do that I don't see an Icon option in the properties.  I wonder what will happen if I hit restore in the explorer window.  I am not aware that I set the icons to begin with maybe I did it accidentially and if I hit restore it will go back to original settings and give me back the Advanced option.  Does anyone out there know what will happen?

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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2004, 04:44:22 PM »

Are you right clicking on the jpeg itself ( lets say it was on the desktop ) and choose Properties > Icon can you change it from there
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2004, 04:56:11 PM »

Yes, I actually have a .jpg on my desktop.  When I right click and select properties there is a GENERAL tab and a SUMMARY tab.  The only buttons on the GENERAL tab are CHANGE (which changes the program the file opens with)and ADVANCED which has options for archive/index and compress/encrypt.
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2004, 12:52:18 AM »

I use ACDSee 6.0. It works really well for segregating types of photo's and for editing them
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2004, 01:51:34 AM »

Thanks everyone.  I went ahead and hit RESTORE and basically ADVANCED button came back.  I was then able to change the icon!  Thanks soooo much for your help.
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