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Old 10-28-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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Calibre not assigning icons to books

I lost all icons associated with ebooks, after formatting my machine.

I have since tried converting files - AND - opening files in the Calibre reader - and this has NOT assign an icon to the ebooks in the file. (usually .epub but also mobi and others).

How can I get Calibre to assign a file type icon to the ebooks files?

If this is a windows (vista) problem - how can I fix it?

Thanks!

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Old 10-28-2012, 08:47 PM   #2
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I lost all icons associated with ebooks, after formatting my machine.

I have since tried converting files - AND - opening files in the Calibre reader - and this has NOT assign an icon to the ebooks in the file. (usually .epub but also mobi and others).

How can I get Calibre to assign a file type icon to the ebooks files?

If this is a windows (vista) problem - how can I fix it?

Thanks!
Calibre only has 2 Icons: The Calibre (program) 'books' Icon and the Viewer, Brown Book Icon.
Any other icons were from other programs (file type associations).
You can assign ('Change Icon') any icon (present on your machine) to a specific filetype.
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Thank you for that ...

I had an icon for .epub books before that I was sure came from Calibre, but perhaps I'm mistaken and it was from another program. (It was a green E on a slight angle, I think).

There was also an icon for mobi and others.

I remember all the icons changing in the folder, when I opened a book in the Calibre reader.

Right now I've got the vista default icon on all formats of ebooks - (looks like a small white piece of paper).

Without seperate icons, it's sure not as easy to find what you need.

Anyway - Thanks again!

EDIT: How do I assign a certain icon to a certain file extension in Windows Vista?

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Thank you for that ...

I had an icon for .epub books before that I was sure came from Calibre, but perhaps I'm mistaken and it was from another program. (It was a green E on a slight angle, I think).

There was also an icon for mobi and others.

I remember all the icons changing in the folder, when I opened a book in the Calibre reader.

Right now I've got the vista default icon on all formats of ebooks - (looks like a small white piece of paper).

Without seperate icons, it's sure not as easy to find what you need.

Anyway - Thanks again!

EDIT: How do I assign a certain icon to a certain file extension in Windows Vista?
I think I found the EPUB Icon somewhere here at MR

All WINDOWS versions use the same method (admin privileges needed on Vista, W7)
In the file browser,
Tools: Folder options: File Types (tab): <Select the type>

If you see a Restore button, some program is supplying the Icon: (note the program for later. Click Restore, the button now becomes 'Advanced'. Click it
See the change Icon Button? Navigate to a Program, DLL file and choose OR use a or ICO file
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"Tools: Folder options: File Types (tab): <Select the type>"

This probably works for Windows 7 - unfortunately I'm stUck in the past on Vista - and there is no 'Tools' in Vista.

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"Tools: Folder options: File Types (tab): <Select the type>"

This probably works for Windows 7 - unfortunately I'm stUck in the past on Vista - and there is no 'Tools' in Vista.
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