Finding Icons


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David E. Ross

I have a particular file-type on my PC that shows a characteristic icon.
How can I determine where the actual icon is located? I know that icon
images are found either in ICO files or embedded within EXE and DLL
files. But I can't seem to locate the icon for this extension.

I tried going to [Tools > Folder Options > File Types]. I selected the
extension for this file-type within the "registered file types" area and
then selected the Advanced button. On the resulting Edit File Type
window, I selected the Change Icon button. However, in the resulting
Change Icon window, I got a path to an ICO file that was NOT the icon
currently being used for this file-type.

I've looked at C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll using IconJack32. While
that file contains many icons, the one I see for this file-type is not
there. I also looked at the EXE file for the primary application that
uses this file-type, but the icon is not there.

I tried creating a shortcut to one of these files. I then looked at the
shortcut's properties. Selecting the Change Icon button merely sent me
to C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll.

Again, how can I find the icon for this file-type?

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3c273

There is a freeware program called "Resource Hacker" that will allow you to
view/extract/replace the icons embedded in a file. Google for it.
Louis
 
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Nightowl

David E. Ross said:
I have a particular file-type on my PC that shows a characteristic icon.
How can I determine where the actual icon is located? I know that icon
images are found either in ICO files or embedded within EXE and DLL
files. But I can't seem to locate the icon for this extension.

Hi David

You might try searching the Registry for that file extension and see
whether it has a DefaultIcon entry.
 

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