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I'm using windows 8.1 and want to replace all my current icon set with Free File Icons. How to do that?

These are the list of free icons offered in the set:

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AAC, AI, AIFF, AVI, C, CPP, CSS, DAT, DMG, DOC, EXE, FLV, GIF, H, HPP, HTML, ICS, JAVA, JPG, KEY, MID, MP3, MP4, MPG, PDF, PHP, PNG, PPT, PSD, PY, QT, RAR, RB, RTF, SQL, TIFF, TXT, WAV, XLS, XML, YML, ZIP

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The article How to Change the Default Icon of a File Extension in Windows 7 lists two methods.

Method 1 : Use the program FileTypesMan.

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Method 2 : Directly change the information in the registry key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.ext

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    Adding to this: you can create a single REG file if you want to replace them all at once. PS: ALWAYS backup registry before messing with it. – tumchaaditya Feb 11 '14 at 19:41
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This can be accomplished with a program called "Default Programs editor" downloadable from here: http://defaultprogramseditor.com/

Clicking Icon will enable you to change the default icon for all filetypes. This is compatible with windows 8.1

Hope this fixes your problem!

  • does this work with .png icons ? -- Same question for HarryMC – Knuckle-Dragger Feb 11 '14 at 19:49
  • I'm not sure. I believe you would have to first convert the .png files into .ico files. – Blaine Feb 11 '14 at 22:51
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I would convert those png's into ico's so windows can recognize them as icons.

How to use .png icons in Windows 7?

Google offers plenty of freeware apps or here is an online method that might help.

http://www.convertico.com/

Then you can point the registry at the icons as mentioned by HarryMC.

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