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    Need free exe or icon editor program.

    I have a program that shows a default icon that I don't like when it's pinned to the taskbar and in use. I want to remove the default icon from the program, then import a icon from a different folder that I like into the program so it will use that icon when it is pinned in the taskbar while the program is running. Is there a free exe or icon editor that will allow this? I have done a lot of searching and installs but I have not found one that will do this.

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    My suggestion would be Nir Sofer's IconsExtract - but I don't know if it would do exactly what you want, and you may already have tried it.
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    Yah I don't need that since I already have the icon file. My problem is getting the program to use it which it won't unless it's either included in the program itself, or I can change a command line in the program to use the icon file from the other folder instead of the default icon. I'm guessing I may need a exe editor to do that but I haven't found one that will do it. Thanks though.

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    Create a shortcut to the program in any folder, change the icon for the shortcut to the one you want, then pin the shortcut to the taskbar.

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    Last edited by BruceR; 2013-01-04 at 17:04.

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    That doesn't work because when the program opens it creates a new icon in the taskbar where I then have two of the program's icons in the taskbar which I do not want. If I then tell the other icon to pin to taskbar it changes the icon to the one I don't want.

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    Sorry, I forgot about both the shortcut and executable icons being displayed in the taskbar when run, not having battled with it for a couple of months.

    I think there are several workarounds you could use, e.g.: IconChanger or How to Change the Icon for an Exe File

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    Thanks Bruce. Neither one of those options worked though and I did everything right.

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    Try this:
    Print the icon that you like and cut it out. Now glue it to the screen over the icon you do not want to see.
    You may want to use a "sticky note" so it is easy to move in case the icon is not always in the same place.
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    Now there's something I would not have thought of. hehe

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