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    Question Default file icon

    Hi, ALL,
    If I don't assign the icon to my executable file (f.e. it's a DOS application), or I have some unknown extension in the file, Windows Explorer assigns the icon to this file.

    Is there a way to somehow get this icon? Either from the registry or by any other means.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Default file icon

    The simplest and fastes way - using Windows Explorer, menu Tools | Folder Options | File Type (in XP)
    or context menu (with Shift) | Open with | Choose default program... (Windows 7)
    Victor Nijegorodov

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    Re: Default file icon

    Quote Originally Posted by OneEyeMan View Post
    Hi, ALL,
    If I don't assign the icon to my executable file (f.e. it's a DOS application), or I have some unknown extension in the file, Windows Explorer assigns the icon to this file.

    Is there a way to somehow get this icon? Either from the registry or by any other means.
    In case I get you correct, the answer is SHGetFileInfo, SHGFI_ICON or SHGFI_SMALLICON. Though I'm not sure about your "get this icon" exact meaning.
    Best regards,
    Igor

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