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Windows 8: How to Restore .exe icon

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1 64bit

    Windows 8: How to Restore .exe icon


    Hello all.

    There is an old "solved" post on at sevenforums.com about this very same issue
    How to Restore .exe icon Solved - Page 3 - Windows 7 Help Forums
    But still now, I'm having the very same issue with 3ds Max 2015.

    The files in the main folder look the same as the ones posted.
    There is a 3dsmax.exe, the main executable, and removing and re-adding the exe extension doesn't cut it.
    My .max files, although associated with the 3dsmax.exe, they don't get the max icon... which is annoying, and it's driving me crazy...
    I think this has something to do with moving the installer from its initial place, but that I can't remember where it was when I installed it... I think this happened when I uninstalled something else from autodesk...
    Anyway, if there is any other idea, I'd be gratefull.

    Thanks.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    usually it is right click on the program > properties > change icon
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    usually it is right click on the program > properties > change icon
    Unfortunately is not that easy... you can't do that to a executable...
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  4. #4


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    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Microangelo On Display has a 30 day free trial---

    Home of Microangelo: The Grand Daddy of Icon Software

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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Microangelo On Display has a 30 day free trial---
    Thanks.
    This application can get me to change the program and associated files icons, but not for the shell and context menus...
    The "open with" option and such, still show a generic program icon, not the one modified by Microangelo... still very anoying.

    It is a kind of a way to go around the issue, but not solving it at its root.
    Anyway thanks for pointing me this.
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