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I have produced a packaged MS Access application that installs on any PC. I have a customised Form and Report icon that works within the application but when you look in the application's folder the .mde file shows the Access Icon. Can I change this.

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No, not for your application only. Since the (default) icon registration is bound to the extension (.mde), you would change each .mde file's icon.
If you would like to that nevertheless, you would need to change the icon shown in conjunction with MS Access.
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If u change the icon for .mde it will surely affect all mde's. How about creating a shortcut on the mde and specifying the icon there?
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There's no easy way to do this.  As you need the .mde to be handled by the Access runtime you cannot change the file association.  Even if you did you then run the risk of changing .mde details for users who have a full Access install already which would not make you popular!
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I don't think Windows intaller gives this option (To create a shortcut) and if I did the main file still has to go somewhere and no doubt that would still have Access icon?

Correct?

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DatabaseDesign:
Are you talking about you is shown in the screen shot below ?

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That is it exactly, in the frame on right.

If you have a solution I can open another question and allocate points.

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I was just checking if you met that folder icon on the left.
However, I'm guessing this is some set of API's calls that could change the Access icon on the fly, but I don't know what that would be.

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