Make the BMP files have pictures of file

Posted on 1998-12-25
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
How do I make my icons for .bmp files have the picture of the thing in the file instead of the windows paint icon?

Question by:asahi
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rosefire earned 200 total points
ID: 1649825
Type "regedit" (no quotes)  in Start >  run  and search for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Paint.Picture/DefaultIcon  Then click "default" and change the value there to "%1" (no quotes).  



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ID: 1649826
I have no idea what that did, but it worked.  I thought I would just ask this question as a long shot, you people really know your stuff!

Arigatou gozaimasu!


Expert Comment

ID: 1649827
It was actually a pretty easy question if you have "The Registry FAQ".  A file of howto information available at  It has all kinds of tips on little known windows configuration info  like this.


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