how do I change icons on files

  Sapins 15:15 19 Sep 2014

On Windows 7 the icons on some files have changed to the Firefox logo, before they had a small picture of the contents, how do I change them back?

  rdave13 15:21 19 Sep 2014

Here's a link showing how to restore default icons in 7, click here .

  rdave13 15:23 19 Sep 2014

That link is only for the Windows icons, sorry.

  rdave13 15:30 19 Sep 2014

You can rebuild the icon cashe, "If you need to rebuild the Icon cache, Open File Explorer > Folder Options > Views to show Hidden System Files. Next, go to C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local folder and delete the hidden IconCache.db file. Reboot. This action will purge and rebuild the icon cache".

From here.

  Sapins 15:31 19 Sep 2014

rdave13, never mind, thanks for responding.

  tullie 15:35 19 Sep 2014

Can you not right click,then properties, then click "on Change Icon"?

  Sapins 15:42 19 Sep 2014

tullie, that doesn't work.

  rdave13 16:15 19 Sep 2014

Rebuilding the cashe should fix the corruption.

  Sapins 19:15 19 Sep 2014

Woolwell, thanks for your reply. Yes, Firefox is the default browser, how do I check file association please?

  Sapins 09:40 20 Sep 2014

I have checked the file association and it is HTML. I can change the browser but not the actual icon, before is was a small picture of the contents of the file which my wife noticed had suddenly changed to the Firefox Icon. I did think I had seen how to change the actual icon but I cannot recall how I did it! We, (my wife) have decided to leave it alone, she can open the file ok so it really doesn't matter what the icon is.

Thanks for your help it is much appreciated,

Best wishes,

Sapins and Mrs. sapins.

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