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February 11, 2005 11:15:05 AM

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I have an interesting problem...

The icon that is now assigned to my .jpg / .jpeg files is a picture of a
piece of paper with the word "Doc" at the top.

How can I change this to reflect the program (MS Photo Editor) that opens
these file types???

Thanks in advance for any help!

Regards,
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 1:48:20 AM

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Hi Richard,

You should be able to change the default icon for JPG files via Folder
Options, File Types dialog, Advanced button. Or, using a direct registry
edit:

[HKEY CLASSES ROOT\jpegfile\DefaultIcon]

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Richard" <Richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0D44B78F-942C-4755-A67E-B9AA3E9357E5@microsoft.com...
>I have an interesting problem...
>
> The icon that is now assigned to my .jpg / .jpeg files is a picture of a
> piece of paper with the word "Doc" at the top.
>
> How can I change this to reflect the program (MS Photo Editor) that opens
> these file types???
>
> Thanks in advance for any help!
>
> Regards,
>
>
February 12, 2005 1:48:21 AM

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Thanks Ramesh...

I've have of course, tried the first option... I'm not sure on the second, I
do that thru regedit?

Please confirm and where exactly do I find regedit in XP Pro?

Thanks again!






"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Hi Richard,
>
> You should be able to change the default icon for JPG files via Folder
> Options, File Types dialog, Advanced button. Or, using a direct registry
> edit:
>
> [HKEY CLASSES ROOT\jpegfile\DefaultIcon]
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Richard" <Richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0D44B78F-942C-4755-A67E-B9AA3E9357E5@microsoft.com...
> >I have an interesting problem...
> >
> > The icon that is now assigned to my .jpg / .jpeg files is a picture of a
> > piece of paper with the word "Doc" at the top.
> >
> > How can I change this to reflect the program (MS Photo Editor) that opens
> > these file types???
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any help!
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> >
>
>
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February 12, 2005 1:48:22 AM

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Ramesh...

I found regedit and will attempt the fix.
February 12, 2005 1:48:22 AM

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Hey hey...

IT WORKED!!

The regedit fix worked... it did require a reboot to swap out the icons but
no problem after that!

Thanks very much!
February 12, 2005 1:48:23 AM

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hmmm...

I don't know what to enter or where -

thanks in advance for a bit more assistance!
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 3:28:17 AM

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Richard,

Not sure why the first option did not work. BTW, to open the registry
editor, click Start/Run and type REGEDIT.

Navigate to this key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\DefaultIcon

Backup the key by exporting to a REG file (File - Export option)

In the right-pane, double-click (default) and set the icon value.

Example: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE,8

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Richard" <Richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D C93A9A6-9F80-4076-AC0F-69F7619F4F6D@microsoft.com...
> Thanks Ramesh...
>
> I've have of course, tried the first option... I'm not sure on the second,
> I
> do that thru regedit?
>
> Please confirm and where exactly do I find regedit in XP Pro?
>
> Thanks again!
>
>
>
>
>
>
> "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
>
>> Hi Richard,
>>
>> You should be able to change the default icon for JPG files via Folder
>> Options, File Types dialog, Advanced button. Or, using a direct registry
>> edit:
>>
>> [HKEY CLASSES ROOT\jpegfile\DefaultIcon]
>>
>> --
>> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP Shell/User
>> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>>
>>
>> "Richard" <Richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0D44B78F-942C-4755-A67E-B9AA3E9357E5@microsoft.com...
>> >I have an interesting problem...
>> >
>> > The icon that is now assigned to my .jpg / .jpeg files is a picture of
>> > a
>> > piece of paper with the word "Doc" at the top.
>> >
>> > How can I change this to reflect the program (MS Photo Editor) that
>> > opens
>> > these file types???
>> >
>> > Thanks in advance for any help!
>> >
>> > Regards,
>> >
>> >
>>
>>
February 12, 2005 3:28:18 AM

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Ok...

I found regedit via search - but I will try again using the "run" area.

I, too, am perplexed as to why the first option didn't work - it SHOULD!

Anyway... attempting to change now...






"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Richard,
>
> Not sure why the first option did not work. BTW, to open the registry
> editor, click Start/Run and type REGEDIT.
>
> Navigate to this key:
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\DefaultIcon
>
> Backup the key by exporting to a REG file (File - Export option)
>
> In the right-pane, double-click (default) and set the icon value.
>
> Example: C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE,8
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> "Richard" <Richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D C93A9A6-9F80-4076-AC0F-69F7619F4F6D@microsoft.com...
> > Thanks Ramesh...
> >
> > I've have of course, tried the first option... I'm not sure on the second,
> > I
> > do that thru regedit?
> >
> > Please confirm and where exactly do I find regedit in XP Pro?
> >
> > Thanks again!
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > "Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi Richard,
> >>
> >> You should be able to change the default icon for JPG files via Folder
> >> Options, File Types dialog, Advanced button. Or, using a direct registry
> >> edit:
> >>
> >> [HKEY CLASSES ROOT\jpegfile\DefaultIcon]
> >>
> >> --
> >> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows XP Shell/User
> >> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
> >>
> >>
> >> "Richard" <Richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:0D44B78F-942C-4755-A67E-B9AA3E9357E5@microsoft.com...
> >> >I have an interesting problem...
> >> >
> >> > The icon that is now assigned to my .jpg / .jpeg files is a picture of
> >> > a
> >> > piece of paper with the word "Doc" at the top.
> >> >
> >> > How can I change this to reflect the program (MS Photo Editor) that
> >> > opens
> >> > these file types???
> >> >
> >> > Thanks in advance for any help!
> >> >
> >> > Regards,
> >> >
> >> >
> >>
> >>
>
>
February 12, 2005 3:28:19 AM

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Hey hey...

IT WORKED!

The Regedit fix required a reboot to swap out all the icons but it worked
just fine!

Thanks very much!
Anonymous
February 12, 2005 1:06:45 PM

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Thanks for the feedback Richard.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Richard" <Richard@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0016B98B-77E8-485E-A2AF-CCD397F35CF6@microsoft.com...
>
> Hey hey...
>
> IT WORKED!!
>
> The regedit fix worked... it did require a reboot to swap out the icons
> but
> no problem after that!
>
> Thanks very much!
>
>
!