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Here is code I tried:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

@="c:\\dli\\dli.exe +i %1"

I assigned new extension to my application. I wanted also assign icon to files with this extenstion, but it doesn't work. File still is being shown with unknown icon.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted
  1. Export the keys for a known file type, then edit them carefully and import. See if this works.

  2. Undo your registry edits and use FileTypesMan instead. Just go to Edit / New File Extension and fill in the details:


  3. Ensure the .ICO format is correct, then try rebuilding the icon cache.

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Thanks for your help – Disa May 31 '13 at 8:47

I think this site might help -

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Can you elaborate a bit? Link only answers are not looked upon favourably here. – Karan May 31 '13 at 3:19
Thanks for your help – Disa May 31 '13 at 8:47

Use Default Programs editor. It has a nice UI to change the associations and icons.

Click on the Entry "Icon", select the extension you want and change the Icon:

enter image description here

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Thanks for your help – Disa May 31 '13 at 8:45

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