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how do I change icon for mkv file in explorer?

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    how do I change icon for mkv file in explorer?

    I am trying to figure out how i can change the cover art/icon for my DVD movies (mkv) so they dont all have the same default icon. I would like to change the icon to like a DVD cover for each movie so its easy to look through them and find the movie you want, not to mention it looks so much better. If anyone knows how to do this I would greatly appreciate your help. Also, please keep in mind that im obviously not computer savy like the rest of you in here,so if you could possibly break it down into more lamens terms i would also appreciate it. Thanks!

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
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    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    I've used microAngelo on David's suggestion as well and made some icons for myself...

    But when You are in a hurry and I don't have time to make an icon you can always choose the file extension by right clicking on an mkv file in the Explorer, and then point it to either shell32.dll in the windows/system 32 folder which has a lot of various icons in it, or you can point it to a program executable that might have icons that you can use something like Nero imgburn or powerISO, all of those have not just one but many little disk image icons.

    In fact maybe you can take one of those and import it into microAngelo and make a new icon with it.
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