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Change Firefox's html file icon

 2:16 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi there,

I'm using Win XP and Firefox 1.04. I'd like to change the html file icon.

I've tried changing it in the Folder Options dialog box to no avail.

Does anybody know?



 2:42 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi -
You've done the File Types in your Folder Tools, so now it's time to check settings in IE [unck. anything having to do with it ;-)] then F-fox [have it ck. to see if it's the default browser].

Hope it works,


 5:35 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Hi, thanks for the response.

I'm not sure what you mean by checking and unchecking options for IE and FireFox.

When I reverted back to IE as default browser, I was able to set a different html icon. Then when I switched it back to FireFox, it defaulted to its own set of icons--but I am not able to change the html file type icon.



 6:04 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

I've had the same experience with XP and icons. Not just html fles but also text files. On earlier versions of Windows when I installed a different application o handle a file type I could easily switch the icons for those files--but no longer.


 9:40 am on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

The icon is set by the registry. Normally it will reflect the application that opens the file when you (double) click it.

If you're feeling brave, open Regedit.exe and edit the following value.

You may need to restart Windows.



 6:41 pm on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yep, did that already Kaled.

The address of the html file icon is correct (meaning that it's pointing to the icon I want) but it's still defaulting to its own Firefox icon.

I've done these things:
- Switched browser default back to MSIE (and icon changing worked)

- Played with Regedit as per [windowsxp.mvps.org...]

- Changed icon under Folder Options/File Types dialog box.

I appreciate everyone's participation in this thread. It's just annoying that I can't get this to work.

Thanks, all. :-)


 6:58 pm on Jun 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

ah! Geez!

Just realized that I had installed a program called IconPackager, and this was the problem! The program was controlling the icon handling.

Well, I went in there and changed the html icon and it worked.

If I didn't have the IconPackager program installed, I'm sure the other solutions posted would have worked.

Thanks everyone.

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