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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?

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  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.
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