Windows 10: Assign an icon to a specific file

Discus and support Assign an icon to a specific file in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; As stated in the title, I want to assign an icon to a specific file on Windows 10. It's not a shortcut, it is a file in its original directory. And I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by MichałPe, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. MichałPe Win User

    Assign an icon to a specific file


    As stated in the title, I want to assign an icon to a specific file on Windows 10.

    It's not a shortcut, it is a file in its original directory. And I don't want to assign the same icon to all files of a specific file type, just one specific file and I want my icon to be a JPEG/ PNG/ GIF file from my hard drive, not a premade Windows icon. Basically, I want to manually create a file thumbnail for myself.

    Hot to achieve it?

    :)
     
    MichałPe, Jan 25, 2021
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  2. How do you change the icon image of a file in File Explorer? (Windows 10)

    Hi Lewis,

    There are different personalization options available in the Windows 10 operating system that can be used by a file. This includes changing the icon or the image being used by the file. For us to resolve your concern you can follow the steps on this

    link
    to assign a custom icon to a specific file type that you want.

    Take note that some of the steps involved will require you to make registry edits in your computer as such, we do suggest that you make the necessary backup of your important files before proceeding. If you have further questions on how to change the icons
    for a specific file type in Windows 10, we do suggest that your post you concern in our

    Microsoft Developer Network
    forums so that our community members can provide assistance and suggestions to achieve your objective.

    Feel free to reach out to us for further concerns.
     
    Jordan Dom, Jan 25, 2021
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  3. Windows 10 search for a specific folder name and file name

    Carlos: Thanks for your reply. What you suggest is what I have been doing. I search for folders with a specific name and get a list. Then I have to search each folder for a specific file. So it's a two step search and that's what I was trying to avoid.

    I assume there are applications out there that allow for an "AND" search in Windows. I'll try that approach.

    Thanks, again.
     
    MarkMcDonough45, Jan 25, 2021
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  4. sad-icus Win User

    Assign an icon to a specific file

    How to link a specific icon to a specific File type?

    What tools can be used for this purpose? (FileTypesMan, etc.)

    1. Currently there is one icon for the various File types associated with the app.
    2. Icons have been customized for each distinct file type for the app. (10 custom icons for each File Type)
    3. How to link the new icons to each separate file type?

      currently when this is done linking one icon to one file type, it changes the icon for ALL associated file types for the app.
    I think something called MIME needs to be edited in order to make distinctions between the different file type extensions?
     
    sad-icus, Jan 25, 2021
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