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Do not display icon associated with file

#1
OK wizards... Long time no post, but I have a challenge
for you. My ultimate goal is to code an on/off program
to do this, but I need a starting point.

How do I prevent XP from displaying the icons associated
with files in Windows Explorer? I don't mind if it displays
a generic icon like it does for unassociated files, but I don't
want it to "repaint" a list of files with the associated program's
icon.

If it's easier, I only want to do this for a specific file type.

Disassociating and re-associating the file seems like overkill.

Thanks!
 
#3
Well... I have a problem with conflicting apps, so rather
than having and "advanced" button that would lead me
to the "change icon" button, I have a "restore" button.

But... Do you know where I can find the generic windows
file icon, assuming I can find a way around the aforementioned
problem?

Or is there a way to prevent the icons from displaying in
the first place?

Great sig picture by the way....
 
#5
OK... I'll see if it changing it to the generic icon works.

The problem is a slow network folder with a ton of
files in it that is VERY slow to respond while XP refreshes
the icons from the generic icon to the icon of the
associated program.
 

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