I've downloaded a set of Adobe CS4 replacement icons, and I'd like to change the Adobe applications/document icons I have to use this new set. Is there an easy and efficient way I can do this?
Document/File Type icons are easily changed with Default Programs Editor
Start the program and click on
To Change Document Icons:
Under the Registry: Computer >> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, you'll see your file extension and a list of applications. Each extension has information that links it to an application, and each application has a DefaultIcon listed, which is how Windows Explorer determines which icon to show.
While I don't have Photoshop installed to give you a specific example, take for example the PNG extension that Quicktime has defined:
The default value in there shows that when Quicktime has control over the PNG extension, it will look for the icon in
Changing this field to point directly at your icon instead would change the default icon appropriate. You just need to find the appropriate fields for Photoshop.
To Change Application Icons
Simply right clicking an application shortcut and going into properties, you'll see a button to change the icon for that shortcut.
In olden times, people used Resource Hacker to do this. If there's better alternatives today, I can't say.