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Changing default icons associated with .exe program files

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Richard Roseweir, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. Richard Roseweir

    Richard Roseweir Flightless Bird

    Am using Windows XP SP3 and have the following two media players installed
    in the Program Files folder:

    1) Media Player Classic (mplayerc.exe)
    2) Media Player Classic Home Cinema (mpc-hc.exe)

    Both of these .exe program files are being assigned the same default icon by
    WinXP.

    I would like to assign a different icon to say, mpc-hc.exe, such that it is
    clearly identifiable in the right click context file menu such as Open
    with... At this time, both of these media players are being identified by
    the same name i.e. "Media Player Classic" and the same default Win XP icon.
    Is there a way within Win XP, without installing a 3rd party
    free/share/adware utility, to reassign a different icon to it?

    I have already been able to change the icons assigned to all shortcuts on
    Desktop and Start Menu that point to these two media players and those are
    looking and working rather cool.

    With thanks,
    Richard
    Surrey, BC, Canada.
     
  2. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    You can only do that using a shortcut.


    ju.c


    "Richard Roseweir" <richrose@telus.net> wrote in message news:#jHsngNxKHA.3408@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > Am using Windows XP SP3 and have the following two media players installed
    > in the Program Files folder:
    >
    > 1) Media Player Classic (mplayerc.exe)
    > 2) Media Player Classic Home Cinema (mpc-hc.exe)
    >
    > Both of these .exe program files are being assigned the same default icon by
    > WinXP.
    >
    > I would like to assign a different icon to say, mpc-hc.exe, such that it is
    > clearly identifiable in the right click context file menu such as Open
    > with... At this time, both of these media players are being identified by
    > the same name i.e. "Media Player Classic" and the same default Win XP icon.
    > Is there a way within Win XP, without installing a 3rd party
    > free/share/adware utility, to reassign a different icon to it?
    >
    > I have already been able to change the icons assigned to all shortcuts on
    > Desktop and Start Menu that point to these two media players and those are
    > looking and working rather cool.
    >
    > With thanks,
    > Richard
    > Surrey, BC, Canada.
    >
    >
     
  3. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    Richard Roseweir wrote:
    > Am using Windows XP SP3 and have the following two media players
    > installed in the Program Files folder:
    >
    > 1) Media Player Classic (mplayerc.exe)
    > 2) Media Player Classic Home Cinema (mpc-hc.exe)
    >
    > Both of these .exe program files are being assigned the same default
    > icon by WinXP.
    >
    > I would like to assign a different icon to say, mpc-hc.exe, such that
    > it is clearly identifiable in the right click context file menu such
    > as Open with... At this time, both of these media players are being
    > identified by the same name i.e. "Media Player Classic" and the same
    > default Win XP icon. Is there a way within Win XP, without installing
    > a 3rd party free/share/adware utility, to reassign a different icon
    > to it?


    No, not with XP, only with a resource editor.

    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

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    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  4. dadiOH

    dadiOH Flightless Bird

    dadiOH wrote:
    > Richard Roseweir wrote:
    >> Am using Windows XP SP3 and have the following two media players
    >> installed in the Program Files folder:
    >>
    >> 1) Media Player Classic (mplayerc.exe)
    >> 2) Media Player Classic Home Cinema (mpc-hc.exe)
    >>
    >> Both of these .exe program files are being assigned the same default
    >> icon by WinXP.
    >>
    >> I would like to assign a different icon to say, mpc-hc.exe, such that
    >> it is clearly identifiable in the right click context file menu such
    >> as Open with... At this time, both of these media players are being
    >> identified by the same name i.e. "Media Player Classic" and the same
    >> default Win XP icon. Is there a way within Win XP, without installing
    >> a 3rd party free/share/adware utility, to reassign a different icon
    >> to it?

    >
    > No, not with XP, only with a resource editor.


    - OR -

    with a program such as Microangelo.

    --

    dadiOH
    ____________________________

    dadiOH's dandies v3.06...
    ....a help file of info about MP3s, recording from
    LP/cassette and tips & tricks on this and that.
    Get it at http://mysite.verizon.net/xico
     
  5. Richard Roseweir

    Richard Roseweir Flightless Bird

    Thank you for confirming my suspicions in respect of a 3rd party utility
    program like Microangelo. I will just live with the limitations of Win XP
    for the meanwhile.

    Richard,
    Surrey, BC, Canada

    "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    news:uxT8RmPxKHA.3304@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    > dadiOH wrote:
    >
    > No, not with XP, only with a resource editor.
    >
    > - OR -
    >
    > with a program such as Microangelo.
     
  6. glee

    glee Flightless Bird

    You could try Icon Changer
    http://www.shelllabs.com/change_exe_icon.htm

    The free trial version can change no more than 3 icons and is limited to
    finding a maximum of 3000 icons.
    --
    Glen Ventura, MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
    A+
    http://dts-l.net/

    "Richard Roseweir" <richrose@telus.net> wrote in message
    news:-OoEr3WRxKHA.4752@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Thank you for confirming my suspicions in respect of a 3rd party
    > utility program like Microangelo. I will just live with the
    > limitations of Win XP for the meanwhile.
    >
    > Richard,
    > Surrey, BC, Canada
    >
    > "dadiOH" <dadiOH@invalid.com> wrote in message
    > news:uxT8RmPxKHA.3304@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
    >> dadiOH wrote:
    >>
    >> No, not with XP, only with a resource editor.
    >>
    >> - OR -
    >>
    >> with a program such as Microangelo.

    >
    >
     

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