How can I change file icons in Windows 7?
I don't want to use any tools for this purpose - I've tried some registry hacks but they didn't work.
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The registry keys are under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT. Your program will need Administrator permissions to be able to modify them.
Every file type registered will have an entry in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, for example