Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Change Default Icon on Programs

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8

    Change Default Icon on Programs

    Hello there, I am looking for a way to change the default Icon for a program. I really want to change the icon for Aim as I it looks strange on my Taskbar;

    I have tried to change the icon on every shortcut leading to Aim, but it won't change on the taskbar. The only icon I am not able to change is the default one, and I mean that is the one I have to change. When I go into properties on the default Aim.exe file in the directory I get;

    Anyone knows how to change this icon?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Try removing the Taskbar shortcut.
    Then right click aim.exe & send to Desktop as shortcut.

    Then you should be able to change the icon for the shortcut.

    If so, drag & drop it to Taskbar.
    Post back results please.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Change Default Icon on Programs

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Default programs
I am unable to get Windows 8 to accept some of my preferred programs as default. I have tried several things and have now discovered the following anomaly: My preferred programs (ArcSoft PhotoStudio and Corel Paint Shop, in particular) are not listed in the 'Set Your default programs' screen. They...
Software and Apps
Windows 8.1 | Default Icon as Shield | Help!
You will have to excuse me if this has already been answered in a separate thread. Hello there, I have a problem and I know what causes it, though I am unable to fix it so I figured I could come here and ask for help. After using Stardock's Icon Packager, all my default icons have become the...
How can I change default icon to other ?
How can I change default icon to other ? I mean to change all of folder icon to other in the same time :eek:
Choose Default Programs - jpg & pdf
Every time I go to open a jpg or pdf, it always asks me what I want to open it with. I've done the Right Click, choose default program, etc.... It never works. What setting am I missing??? As a photog, I am opening jpgs all day, every day and it's extremely frustrating.
General Support
Default Folder , Txt , etc .. Icon Change in Windows 8
Hey .. ! need your help again EIGHTFORUMERS . I just need someone to give me a program to change the default icos of my Folder , .txt .dll files If anyone know anything pls i badly need it . !! hoping for your answer !! :) :cool:
Office programs do not show up in "default programs"
My MS Office programs do not show up in "Default Programs" listing in Control Panel. The programs are all properly associated with their own file type, and show up in "Open with" when write clicking the file. But, in the listing of "Default Programs" under the "Set Default Programs" tab they are...
Software and Apps
Default Programs - Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8
How to Set Your Default Programs in Windows 8 and 8.1 A default program is the program that Windows uses automatically when you open a particular type of file. This tutorial will show you how to set an installed program or "Metro" app as the default for all file types and protocols it can...

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook