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AlexBell
08-12-2009, 07:45 PM
The ePub format books which I have downloaded so far all show the generic Windows 'unknown file' icon when I open the My Digital Editions folder. Is that the way it's supposed to be? Or is there an icon for ePub files as there is for Mobipocket files?

If there is such an icon how do I get the ebooks to show it?

The books open without problem with ADE.

Regards, Alex

Edit: I'm using Windows XP SP3

Kostas
08-12-2009, 07:50 PM
The ePub format books which I have downloaded so far all show the generic Windows 'unknown file' icon
Same here!

gregcd
08-13-2009, 12:52 AM
theres no official one but this would look ok

http://blog.threepress.org/2008/10/07/epub-logos/
or

http://threepress.org/document/epub-validate

A4-
08-13-2009, 01:03 AM
Here's one i've just made with paint :D Change the extension to ico and your done.
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AlexBell
08-13-2009, 01:19 AM
theres no official one but this would look ok

http://blog.threepress.org/2008/10/07/epub-logos/
or

http://threepress.org/document/epub-validate

Thanks to you both. Now that I've downloaded the examples how do I 'attach' them to the ebooks?

Regards, Alex

A4-
08-13-2009, 01:29 AM
In Explorer choose "Folder options" under Tools, then "New". When You have it in that list click "Advanced to change the icon.34123

AlexBell
08-13-2009, 06:37 AM
Thanks again, A4- that's most helpful.

Regards, Alex

DaleDe
08-14-2009, 01:06 AM
Here is the one I use. Just unzip it. It is not big but the attachment feature won't let me upload an .ico file.

Dale

AlexBell
08-14-2009, 02:19 AM
Here is the one I use. Just unzip it. It is not big but the attachment feature won't let me upload an .ico file.

Dale

Thanks, Dale. I'll see if I can make that one work. The others are png files which I renamed ico, but Windows wouldn't accept them.

Regards, Alex

DaleDe
08-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Thanks, Dale. I'll see if I can make that one work. The others are png files which I renamed ico, but Windows wouldn't accept them.

Regards, Alex

It should work. It does on my windows machine. the free download called IrfanView can convert to .ico format. That is how I built the file. I have to edit it quite a bit to make it look proper.

Dale

AlexBell
08-14-2009, 10:45 PM
It should work. It does on my windows machine. the free download called IrfanView can convert to .ico format. That is how I built the file. I have to edit it quite a bit to make it look proper.

Dale

Thanks again, Dale. Yes, it worked without any problem.

I've since found out that one must save png (and presumably jpgs and gifs) to the windows ico format to make them work, not just rename the file.

I used PMView which I've been using since my OS/2 days.

Regards, Alex

DaleDe
08-15-2009, 01:15 AM
Thanks again, Dale. Yes, it worked without any problem.

I've since found out that one must save png (and presumably jpgs and gifs) to the windows ico format to make them work, not just rename the file.

I used PMView which I've been using since my OS/2 days.

Regards, Alex

I too am a long time OS/2 users from 2.1 through 3.0. I really liked that OS. Try Irfanview, I am sure you will like it.

Dale

DaleDe
08-15-2009, 01:21 AM
By the way if you really want to go all the way consider the wiki articleThumbnails. You can use it to show the covers of your ePUB books while exploring the folders in windows.

Abecedary
08-15-2009, 10:03 AM
The other option is to just use the icon that's included with ADE, but that isn't actually linked to .epub files (for some reason).

To do this, open an Explorer window, then select Tools > Folder Options. Click the File Types tab, then scroll down to the EPUB/EPUB File extension, select it, then click the Advanced button. Click the Change Icon button, navigate to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions then select digitaleditions.exe. In the window that opens, select the first icon, click OK > OK > Close. You may need to refresh the window contents (F5) or log out then back in for changes to take effect.

AlexBell
08-16-2009, 01:26 AM
I too am a long time OS/2 users from 2.1 through 3.0. I really liked that OS. Try Irfanview, I am sure you will like it.

Dale

It was great, wasn't it. Window's eventual victory was yet another example of the triumph of marketing over excellence.

I'll go looking for Irfanview after I've finished here. I'm not ready to go as far as Scruffy, though.

Regards, Alex

DaleDe
08-16-2009, 06:34 PM
It was great, wasn't it. Window's eventual victory was yet another example of the triumph of marketing over excellence.

I'll go looking for Irfanview after I've finished here. I'm not ready to go as far as Scruffy, though.

Regards, Alex

That is not the way I heard it. Microsoft kept modifying the version of windows at the time until OS/2 couldn't run it and then started requiring that version for apps with their dll's. What they did to break OS/2 was to make a call for non-existent memory that they never intended to use which OS/2 caught and errored on since it had memory protection.

Secondly they came out with Windows95 and everyone was so scared of past windows practice of using undocumented calls in the OS that when Microsoft offered to let them look at the source they signed up. The restriction to allowing to let them look at the source was that they were not permitted to port to any other OS. At the time Adobe Framemaker had promised an OS/2 version along with other Adobe products and they killed that port to get access to the Windows 95 source code.

Is this marketing? Not where I come from.

Dale

AlexBell
08-16-2009, 08:39 PM
Thanks, Dale. I accept your explanation.

Regards, Alex

Happ
12-16-2009, 03:46 PM
Hum... how do you associate an icon in Win7? Could not find a way...

rogue_ronin
12-17-2009, 08:15 PM
Get it? "e" book...

m a r

Happ
12-18-2009, 07:29 AM
Thanks!

pigster
12-27-2009, 10:32 AM
Hum... how do you associate an icon in Win7? Could not find a way...

Simple way is to open regedit and go to

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Adobe.DigitalEditions\DefaultIco n

Open the (Default) key, for 32 bit Windows 7 it should be

C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions\digitaleditions.exe, 1

or for 64 bit

C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe Digital Editions\digitaleditions.exe, 1

The install doesn't always append the ', 1' correctly.

Happ
12-28-2009, 05:43 PM
Thanks!

pisceschick
08-18-2012, 11:21 PM
I hope it's not too much of a faux pas to add to such an old topic, but since this came up as a top result in a Google search for info on editing my Windows 7 icons I decided to go ahead and do so.

I wanted to change the same "unknown file" icon type, and didn't feel comfortable mucking about in my registry so I did some searching and found a walkthrough and an application that worked very nicely for me!

Blog post: Using Default Programs Editor to Change File Type Icons in Windows 7 and Windows Vista (http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/default-programs-editor-change-file-type-icon-windows-7-vista/)
(Found via Microsoft Support (http://support.microsoft.com/findsolutions/?ln=en-us))

And also, here is a link to the CNet page (http://download.cnet.com/Default-Programs-Editor/3000-2094_4-75165255.html) for the utility used.

For my icon, I recolored the mobi/azw icon to a lovely green close to that of the official epub logo. A nifty Photoshop plugin (http://www.telegraphics.com.au/svn/icoformat/trunk/dist/README.html) came in handy in saving the .ico filetype. :)

DaleDe
08-19-2012, 01:14 AM
Nice addition to the thread. It may help someone in a similar situation.

Dale

pisceschick
08-19-2012, 03:39 AM
Well, thanks! Glad to give back, I have gotten much help here! Love MR! <3