file association icons

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by dreamliner77, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    I installed photoshop and it stole all my image file associations. No biggie, I just changed them back, except that the icons didn't change also. I'd like to get back to the generic windows default icons. I used the jpg fix on this page http://www.xs4all.nl/~laar2002/tweak/file-association-fixes.html to get the jpgs back, but can't seem to get the others. Clearing the icon cache didn't help.
     
  2. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    It sounds like you fixed it this way but if not its worth a try, Right click on the jpeg file and goto open with> "windows pciture and fax viewer". And if that isnt there goto "Choose Program..." and pick it from that list
     
  3. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Open up Windows Explorer, hit Tools > Folder Options.
    Click the File Types tab, select each image format (JPG, GIF etc), hit the Advanced button and select "Change Icon..."

    That should fix it. :)
     
  4. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Tried that first. The associations are correct, just not the icons.
     
  5. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Yes, but if you select the Change Icon option there, you should be able to reset the icon to whatever you like.
     
  6. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Hate to break it to you... It's not working.
     
  7. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Strange. I've changed my image icons several times that way. :s
    Guess you'll have to wait for some other solution...
     
  8. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    It's just a minor annoyance... mostly because the photoshop icon takes time to load. Is there a fix similar to the reg file I linked to above?
     
  9. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    I just went poking through the registry. ICON registration is ugly. It is spread thoughout hkey_classes_root with icon classes identified by strings (example - HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{DB5D1FF5-09D7-11D1-BB10-00C04FC9A3A3}) instead of meaningful names.

    Is it too late to try a system restore point?

    PS The links off of that page you have linked above all took me to porn sites.
     
  10. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    The default for most images is Windows Picture and Fax Viewer and all the icons are in shimgvw.dll which is located in the system32 folder. If you browse to that dll you will find all the default icons for images except the one for bitmaps which is paint.
     
  11. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    Nope still doesn't work. Image Ready or Photoshop keeps stealing it back. If I change it to open with "Windows Picture and Fax Viewer," I lose the advanced option and only have "restore," which restores it back to Image Ready.
     
  12. bush dogg

    bush dogg OSNN Senior Addict Political User

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    In Paint shop pro I can go to File/Preferences/file format associations and
    uncheck them there, then go back to windows default.

    Maybe Photoshop has the same feature under file/preferences or tools/options.

    Try to uncheck the association in photoshop first then set windows defaults?