change icon in association with file extension

I do not know nor find how to change icon associated with file type (W 7). The icon shows in the file properties but cannot be changed with any of my choice for the given file type. How can I accompish that?

Thank you.

Enrico

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The option to change the file type icon existed in Windows XP, and the UI ("File Types" tab) was removed in Windows 7/Vista. To change a file type icon, you need to edit the registry or use third-party tools such as "Default Programs Editor" or something else. Pick one of these articles:

How to Manually Change the Icon for a File Type in Windows 7 and Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

Using Default Programs Editor to Change File Type Icons in Windows 7 and Windows Vista - The Winhelponline Blog


Ramesh Srinivasan | The Winhelponline Blog
Microsoft MVP, Windows Desktop Experience
ex-MVP (2003-2012) (Windows Client)

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Last updated October 25, 2020 Views 69,077 Applies to: