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Program to associate icon with file type
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June 14, 2010
5:07 AM
FredySmith
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Hi,

I am looking for utility program that will permit me to easily associate icons with particular file types. (I have no trouble associating programs with files types).The problem arises especially with media players that want to associate themselves with every type of media file.

 Specifically, I use a program called '1by1' to play both .mp3 and .wav files. I want to use the 1by1 programs older version icon for .mp3 files and the newer version icon for .wav files. I have extracted both icons from 1by1.exe and managed to associate .mp3 with the old icon, but for some reason can't seem to associate the new icon with .wav files.

It is a pain to have to delve into windows Folder Options and try to get things to work as desired. It's certainly not an intuitive process. Does anyone know of a program that will do this easily?
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…A few minutes later…Okay, went back and tried again to do it manually and succeeded. Yeh! But still, it would be a lot easier with a program that could easily do it for me.

I've posted this request at both Techsupport Alert (Gizmos's Freeware) (10th June) & Computer Hope (9th June) but no replies yet.Cry Maybe there just isn't any such program or it's not in any tweaker utility.

June 14, 2010
9:28 AM
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You can associate icons with certain file types with TuneUp Utilities 2010
(maybe you can do it even with previous versions of TuneUp Utilities).
I don't know if the process is much easier but maybe a little more intuitive. Anyway, if you are willing to try TuneUp Utilities way, here's how to:
 
Open TuneUp Utilities 2010 -> Click 'Change Windows appearance' in
'Customize Windows' section -> TuneUp Styler will open -> Select a task:
'Change icons and names of system elements,…' -> Under 'System elements'
choose 'File types' tab -> In 'Elements' window will be displayed all file types
with icons. Just select the one you want to change and choose a task in the
right Tasks panel. There you will also be able to install icon packages,…
Hope this helps Smile
June 15, 2010
4:36 AM
FredySmith
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Thanks 3K3

 

That worked fine using TU 2008. It does seem easier.

 

I was not aware of TuneUp Styler. I've just been using the 1-Click Maintenance option. I'll have to have a closer look and see what else it can do.

 

Thanks againSmile

June 15, 2010
7:59 AM
3K3
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FredySmith said:

Thanks 3K3

 

That worked fine using TU 2008. It does seem easier.

 

I was not aware of TuneUp Styler. I've just been using the 1-Click Maintenance option. I'll have to have a closer look and see what else it can do.

 

Thanks againSmile

 

 

You are welcome. I'm glad that I was able to help you. Cheers

June 16, 2010
4:54 AM
FredySmith
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Just in case anyone is interested, I found a nice little freeware program that does the job fairly easily also. The program is called " Default Programs Editor ". I found it at softpedia.

 

CheersSmile

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