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TheOtherDodge
post Nov 29 2006, 11:06 PM
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Or wherever you have it. Im talking about for the databases you create, not the actual program. Is there a way to change that? I thought there was, but couldn't find it...
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niesz
post Nov 29 2006, 11:10 PM
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If it is just a shortcut, then you can change them individually by editing the shortcut's properties.

If it is a MDB file you can change ALL of them by modifying the View...Folder Options...File Types... settings.

There is $$ programs that can change a single icon if you really need it.
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TheOtherDodge
post Nov 29 2006, 11:18 PM
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I knew about the shortcut one, but on the application, I have an icon set up at the startup menu, but the application and lock keys still show Access. I made an attachment. As you can see, the database application itself has the icon as well as the shortcut, but not the actual database icon.
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Attached File  untitled.JPG ( 26.95K )Number of downloads: 12
 
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niesz
post Nov 29 2006, 11:21 PM
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It's all or nothing with the MDB/MDE/ADP/ADE icons...unless you want to pay for a commercial program. I've not seen freeware code/software to do this for a single icon.
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TheOtherDodge
post Nov 29 2006, 11:22 PM
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I wouldnt mind having all! I just don't know how to do that!
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niesz
post Nov 29 2006, 11:25 PM
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Just what I mentioned above.
pen Windows Explorer
Choose View...Folder Options...File Types...
Find MDB then choose Change Icon
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TheOtherDodge
post Nov 29 2006, 11:28 PM
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Oh I see what you are saying. That wont work. I would have to go to each machine to do this! Thanks though!
That program are you talking about that you can purchase?
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niesz
post Nov 29 2006, 11:30 PM
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Give me a minute to find the link...
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TheOtherDodge
post Nov 29 2006, 11:31 PM
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Thanks, I need to get to bed. I will check it tomorrow! have a good night!
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niesz
post Nov 29 2006, 11:33 PM
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Here's one. There are more in the Archives.
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post Nov 29 2006, 11:48 PM
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Here's another.
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TheOtherDodge
post Nov 30 2006, 08:45 AM
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Thanks Walter. I will check them out!
ames
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niesz
post Nov 30 2006, 08:49 AM
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NP.
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Maxer
post Nov 30 2006, 09:01 AM
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There is an option in Tools:Startup that lets you specify an application icon (provided you have an icon file to specify).
Have you tried playing with that option?
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niesz
post Nov 30 2006, 09:05 AM
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I believe that option controls the internal icon of what shows in the upper left corner of the app when it is open. I think the OP wants to change the desktop icon of a single MDB file.
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Maxer
post Nov 30 2006, 09:07 AM
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Ah I see, never used that option before but you are entirely correct.

Well heck if a program can do it there's no reason a person can't do the same... I wonder how those programs work if they make some additional registry entry for the icon to match up to or something...

Now I'm really curious I'll have to look around at this later tonight.

If I find a free way I'll be sure to post back and share it... for a small consideration wink.gif
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post Nov 30 2006, 09:11 AM
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That would be awesome. Ya, if you look at my attachment, you can see I have done that but want to have an icon for the application icon... http://www.utteraccess.com/uploads/0120000...64-untitled.JPG
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Maxer
post Nov 30 2006, 04:24 PM
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Ok I looked into it a bit.
It looks like it is not possible to add an Icon to a database.
That is to say, I can't take a database and store an icon in it internally and say "Everyone that sees me use THIS icon".
However, there are ways around one... each one slightly more horrible than the one before it.
1. Change the extension of your database from .mdb to .xyz (or some unused extension)
Then copy the information for .mdb extension to .xyz. Now Windows will still open it with Access but you can use a custom icon for this extension. However, EVERY .xyz file will use that icon and it will be only for that local computer.
2. Create a .exe file as .exe files may contain their own icon. Use this file to wrap around the .mdb database so that when a user clicks on it the .exe opens the .mdb file inside of it.
I have no idea what horrible things this would do when you attempt a compact and repair or try to make Access link to this .exe file... or anything else for that matter.
I do not see any other way to achieve this.
Do any of those programs say how they do it or show photos/info of the end result?
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Maxer
post Dec 1 2006, 09:14 AM
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Ok, it looks like you can setup the database as an Access Runtime application and that will let you have an icon.
don't think those linked ## icon programs will transfer with the file but only run ontop of windows so any changes you make to the icon will ONLY work on PCS that have that icon program installed.
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Culex
post Dec 1 2006, 11:07 AM
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Thinking back a bit... didn't early windows versions come with an Object Packager? Is that fuctionality still hiding out somewhere?
It's just OLE, but if I remember from tinkering with it (limited experience over 15 years ago...) you can link an icon with a file and "embed" it in the windows shell (on the desktop, etc), not just in another document.
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Microsoft XP tech splah on Object Packager
Still there... somewhere. Perhaps \system32?
If I find it, I'll tinker some more, because I'd like to do the same thing eventually.
-Mike
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