Excel Icon

Posted on 1998-11-10
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Please can someone tell me how to change the icon of a saved .XLS (95 or 97) which is seen in the directory structure when opening the file. Will increase reward points as I get them to the person who successfully helps me.

Question by:cartti
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Expert Comment

ID: 1614418
The image that is displayed is based on what the default program is for that particular extension...

To change it...

1. Launch Windows Explorer
2. On the View menu, select the Options menu item.
3. In the Options window that opens, select the File Type tab
4. In the listbox for Registered file types, scroll to Microsoft Excel Worksheet
5. Single click on it to select it and click the Edit button
6. The top button on the window that then opens, allows you to change the Icon
7. Click the button, and select a different icon from within the excel.exe program or select a different program to pick an icon from


Author Comment

ID: 1614419
Thanks for the reply, but I need it so the icon is only changed for that particular workbook.

Accepted Solution

david_levine earned 30 total points
ID: 1614420
Not possible... other then to create a shortcut to it and set the icon for that particular shortcut. But you would need to do it for each spreadsheet you wanted to change the icon for.

Author Comment

ID: 1614421
Thanks. Changing the icon on a shortcut is fine.

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