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Discus and support Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; [ATTACH] I wanted to see if there is any app or method that would let me customize these icons in windows explorers status bar.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/BloodyHell619, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers...

    /u/BloodyHell619, Nov 25, 2020
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  2. Windows vista x64 computer icon always changing

    what icons are you referring to?
    In the Windows Explorer list or desktop?
     
    twicksisted, Nov 25, 2020
    #2
  3. mngerhold Win User
    Can I customize the list of suggest apps in the "Open with" menu?

    Well, I hope this helps the OP - it took a while. I tried 'Default Program Editor' (DPE) and it did indeed add (or remove) items, but when I tried to specifically add Word to pdf opening, it failed - it went through the motions, but nothing happened. So I started again, playing with settings for opening .doc files. This seemed to work: initially in explorer I had 3 programs appear in the 'default' list that pops up on a rt-click>open-with:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    and this is what the relevant bit of the Registry showed:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    Don't ask me why just 3 of those 8 (a to h) programs show up (maybe the 'instant' list is limited to three? - no, see later) - anyway, I used DPE to remove Wordpad from the list: when saving the edit as a REG file, this is what I got:

    Code:
    and the result in Explorer was:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    and the registry now shows:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    Note how item 'g' from the list has been removed (it seems there is no issue with having a letter missing). I then messed about trying to open a .doc file with various other programs, and they all started to appear in the 'instant' list:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]


    So I thought 'well, that is easy - just open a pdf once in Word and it should appear'. So back to trying to open PDFs: but however many times I tried, Word would never appear.

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    even though there were any number of entries in the Registry 'Open With' list, including Word:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    So what did DPE make of this - well, it showed some of the entries:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    Although Word is shown, it doesn't appear on a rt-click. Its entry can be removed, but that doesn't help. So my attention was drawn to the existence of another folder below 'OpenWithList', namely 'OpenWithProgids', and that contained a specific ref to Sumatra (my preferred program for PDFs). Looking back at the same entry for .docx, I found this:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    so I added an identical Word.Document.12 ref to the list for PDFs:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    I think IrfanView is there as it got added during my experiments! I now get this in Explorer:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]
    Hurrah! I then tried to use DPE to remove the redundant entries, and got this as a .REG file:
    Code:
    But when i merge that with the registry, the IrfanView item does not get deleted:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    and as seen in the registry:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]

    so I deleted it by hand, and at last have the entries I (or rather, the OP) want:

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers... [​IMG]


    Note that my manually added reg entry is of type Binary', as there seems to be no way to add a value of type 'None'.

    So it seems that DPE cannot cope with entries in the 'Progids' list, and something makes some programs fall into that list, rather than the 'openwithlist'. I am sorry for any typos above, or pictures in the wrong place - can't be bothered to check it too thoroughly. Hope it helps someone!

    atb, Martin
     
    mngerhold, Nov 25, 2020
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  4. wolf2009 Win User

    Is there any app or method that would let me customize the icons in windows explorers...

    How to make vista display same icon size for all opened folders in explorer ?

    i dont think this answers the question , how do i make all icons in all folders appear "Large Icons" .

    thx tho .
     
    wolf2009, Nov 25, 2020
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