IconPackager Manual IC DrivesFilesCursors
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7. Icons & Cursors: Drives, Files & Cursors
The sidebar menu includes an additional option called . Normally, an icon package only includes one icon for the hard-drive. Enabling this feature allows you to change the icon for each individual drive letter (i.e. C:, D:, E:, ...). Clicking this toggles between changing the icons of physical drive letters vs. (default) types of drives (i.e. Floppy, Hard-Drive, Network Hard-Drive, Network Hard-Drive Offline (disconnected), CD-ROM, DVD, ...).
If you make changes to a drive letter icon, then click to change to drive types, IconPackager will tell you that you will lose any changes to icons made. Click to change modes & lose any icon changes. (Click or to abort.)
After changing any drive letter icons & clicking "Apply My Changes" (or ), you you will prompted to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Close all applications, save any date and click . (Or click to Restart when desired. Click to abort.)
The tab includes icons for the various file types: (i.e. .BMP (graphics), .INI (configuration), .MP3 (audio), .HTM (HTML), etc.. A File Type is based on the File Extension, which maybe hidden on your system in Windows Explorer. Which can be turned on under Folder Options or seen if you right-click on a file in Windows Explorer, select Properties and view the General tab. Windows associates a file extension with an application, etc. as a file type.
The sidebar menu includes "Add File Extension" it opens the "Add File Format" window which scans for the Windows registry for all registered file type extensions. It allows you to add additional file types to IconPackager so you can change those icons too. For each file type there is a file extension, so a bitmap image file has the extension of .BMP (e.g. mypetcat.bmp). Windows associates a file extension with a program, etc. that uses it. In the case of the bitmap (.bmp), that would be your default graphics program (i.e. MS Paint by default).
Scroll down the list and select the file type to add to the tab (you can resize the window). To select multiple files, hold down your <Ctrl> (Control) key and click on each file. When you select a type, it will turn blue. You can release the <Ctrl>, scroll down, press <Ctrl> again & left click on more. To deselect, simply press <Ctrl> & left click on the select file type. If you want to block mark say, ten in a row, press the <Shift> key at the first one & click on it and press <Shift> & click on the last one and all 10 will turn to blue as being selected. Click to add to the IconPackager tab. (Click or to abort.)
If you can't find the file type extension in the list, click the button in the lower left corner. It will open a dialog box asking for the new File Extension (i.e. .BMP) and a short Description (i.e. Bitmap Image). Type in the information, then click . (Click or to abort.)
One difference on the tab is that instead of the menu options saying, for example: "Change this Icon", it says "Change this Cursor". When using the explorer window to find a new cursor to replace the selected one, cursor file type extensions are: .CUR or .ANI.