Change the logo on my Access database

I would like to change the Access database standard logo (see image) to one of my own choosing. Is this possible and if so, how?

Foot Note: I may be using the wrong language, not sure if its a logo, or icon, or other term...

Thanks!
Jabal_AwliyaAsked:
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Jabal_AwliyaAuthor Commented:
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Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
No way to change the actual icon, but try this.

Right click on the desktop and create a new shortcut, point it to Access ( or any office app) and name it (just go through the prompts).

A new shortcut will appear on the desktop pointing to Access and go into that shortcut's properties and change the icon to whatever you want it to be (not greyed out anymore). Afterwards you can  pin that shortcut to the task bar and deleted it from the desktop or whatever you want to do with it.

You would have to do this for each Access icon.  There is no way to change the default icon to something else.

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Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
File-->Options-->Current Database-->Application Icon

The file should be an .ico file... (because of the low resolution needed)
But you can change the "files of type" option, and select a bitmap
However, certain bitmaps will not display properly...and the resolution my be to high to display correctly as a tiny icon.

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Jim Dettman (Microsoft MVP/ EE MVE)President / OwnerCommented:
and if you want to change the splash screen, drop a file with the extension .BMP and same name as the database in the directory where the DB is located.

Jim.
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
Oh, ...sorry,
I thought you meant the Application Icon itself...

So ScottCha has your answer here.

Note that you can use most any graphic program to create a custom icon and save it as an .ico file.
(I think 64x64 is a good upper limit on the icon size)

But still note that the little shortcut arrow (in the bottom left of any shortcut) will cover the majority of you new icon.
like so:
icon
Jeffrey CoachmanMIS LiasonCommented:
LOL

Jim, I was looking for that old tip a while ago...
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
"No way to change the actual icon"
Um ... sure there is. All of my 40+ dbs are work have their own separate icon.
Create (or find on Google Images) a 16x16 .ICO file with any number of available tools, then what Jeffery said in his first post.
Also check the "Use as  Form and Report Icon" also.

RE the bitmap in the same folder ... with Today's super fast systems and networks, it's unlikely you will even see that displayed.

mx
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Just a little confused. The Accepted Solution states:

"No way to change the actual icon"

That is simply not true, as we demonstrated.

mx
Jabal_AwliyaAuthor Commented:
Hmm tricky situation.....

I do see your point  however my question was ultimately addressed and I was able to take action though in limited fashion ( I had set up a an ico file)

How would you have handled the point distribution?

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DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Not about points and distribution is not my job, lol.
It's about accuracy when someone else comes upon this question.
Jabal_AwliyaAuthor Commented:
Well, yeah ....

My question was can this be done in Access?

Answer was 'absolutely not' but here is a work around :)

.....
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
"I would like to change the Access database standard logo (see image) to one of my own choosing. Is this possible and if so, how?"
Were you not referring to the Icon in the upper left of the Access Application Window ?
Jabal_AwliyaAuthor Commented:
Dude just let it go....seriously

There is no right wrong answer here...

Thx
DatabaseMX (Joe Anderson - Microsoft Access MVP)Database Architect / Systems AnalystCommented:
Maybe I misunderstood the question.
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