how to change the icon of an avi file

How to change the icons of AVI-files

You will need
  • - The program Default Programs Editor; - Tune Up Utilities.
The need to replace the icon occurs relatively rarely - most often in a situation where a new program has changed the icon of the file of interest. The program can be removed, but the changed icon remains. In this case, it must be replaced.
Choose the icon you need if you do not want to use those that are in the operating system. Create a separate folder for the icons and place the images found in it.
If you are running Windows XP, open any folder. Find the “Service” tab in the menu, select “Folder Options”. Go to the “File Types” tab and find the icon of AVI files in the list.
Highlight the icon found and click the Advanced button. In the opened window, click the button "Change icon". Now you can choose another icon from the existing ones or install your own one. In the latter case, click the Browse button, open the folder with your pictures and select the icon file. Save your changes by clicking OK.
When using the Windows 7 operating system, changing the icons is just as impossible. This can be done only through editing the registry or using special utilities. Editing the registry unnecessarily is not worth it, so it's best to use third-party tools — for example, the Default Programs Editor program.
Download and run the Default Programs Editor program. Note that for its work you need the installed .NET Framework 3.5, in its absence, a corresponding warning will appear. When the program window opens, to replace the icon, select Icon. The replacement itself is simple and intuitive - you just need to select a replacement icon and specify a new one.
Tune Up Utilities can also help in changing icons. With it, you can not only change the design of Windows, but also perform many other settings. The program is easy to use, there is a Russian version.

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