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Question - How to change icons in Windows 8

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    Question - How to change icons in Windows 8


    So my question is about how to change an icon in Windows 8.
    All I've really seen is how to change icons of folders, and icons of file types, but is it possible to change a single file's icon?

    For example, let's say I have a recorded .mp3. I want to change that .mp3's icon to something different than just the normal .mp3 icon
    Click image for larger version one of these guys. Is it possible to change only the icon of one specific file?

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    Such files display icons of the default programs used to open them with.
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    Windows 8


    So I wouldn't be able to change only one of those specific files, I'd have to change it for all of them?
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  4. #4


    Quote Originally Posted by jgelvar View Post
    So I wouldn't be able to change only one of those specific files, I'd have to change it for all of them?
    In the nutshell, yes.
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    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by jgelvar View Post
    So my question is about how to change an icon in Windows 8.
    All I've really seen is how to change icons of folders, and icons of file types, but is it possible to change a single file's icon?

    For example, let's say I have a recorded .mp3. I want to change that .mp3's icon to something different than just the normal .mp3 icon
    Click image for larger version one of these guys. Is it possible to change only the icon of one specific file?

    Send me the mp3 & I'll change it for you.
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  6. #6


    Rightclick on the file, Choose properties then go on change Tab and select the icon of the program you wish to be opening with. compatible programs to the file you are changing an icon for.
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