WinXP SP3 File Association ICON Problem


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Tecknomage

I wanted to change the File Association for TXT files from the old
program "Boxer" to "Notepad++"

Went into Explorer's [Tools] menu, Folder Options, [File Types] tab.

Found the extension TXT and change the association to "Notepad++"
(without quotes of course)

TXT files NOW open using "Notepad++"

The problem is, in Explorer, ALL folders with TXT files STILL SHOW THE
BOXER ICON.

Note that my "Total Commander" file manager DOES show the "Notepad++"
icon when I view ANY folder with TXT files.


I did find a REG file for fixing TXT associations. I note that it
uses the funky UID coding for everything. I suspect that's the
problem.

So HOW can I get Explorer to use the correct icon ("Notepad++") for
listings of TXT files?
 
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Tecknomage

Tecknomage said:
I wanted to change the File Association for TXT files from the old
program "Boxer" to "Notepad++"

Went into Explorer's [Tools] menu, Folder Options, [File Types] tab.

Found the extension TXT and change the association to "Notepad++"
(without quotes of course)

TXT files NOW open using "Notepad++"

The problem is, in Explorer, ALL folders with TXT files STILL SHOW THE
BOXER ICON.

Note that my "Total Commander" file manager DOES show the "Notepad++"
icon when I view ANY folder with TXT files.


I did find a REG file for fixing TXT associations. I note that it
uses the funky UID coding for everything. I suspect that's the
problem.

So HOW can I get Explorer to use the correct icon ("Notepad++") for
listings of TXT files?

Usually via Explorer's [Tools] menu, Folder Options, [File Types] tab and
clicking the "Advanced" button which opens a box to change the icon.
However, WinXP doesn't let you do that for some file types that Microsoft
considers to be "theirs". Such as "TXT". You can get around that via any
number of third party apps that tell MS to go stuff it. One of the best is
Microangelo. Not cheap. A free one that is decent is IconPhile...
http://www.freeware-guide.com/OldGoodFreeware/IconPhile.html

Thanks loads

IconPhile did the trick.
 

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