Registry entries for Idiom Desktop Workbench icons
Thread poster: Samuel Murray

Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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Nov 8, 2011

G'day everyone

I broke my Idiom Desktop Workbench icons in the registry without making a backup first (stupid, stupid, stupid). Can anyone here with Idiom please let me know the values for the following two keys?

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DWB.WPZ\DefaultIcon]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DWB.XLZ\DefaultIcon]

Thanks
Samuel


 

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What OS are you using? Nov 8, 2011

Under Vista Pro, the only entries I found are

.xlz --> DWB.XLZ --> ShellNew. Name Default Type REG_Z Data (undefined value)

Same for DWB.WPZ


 

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Win XP Pro SP2 Nov 8, 2011

Bernard Lieber wrote:
Under Vista Pro, the only entries I found are
.xlz --> DWB.XLZ --> ShellNew. Name Default Type REG_Z Data (undefined value)
Same for DWB.WPZ


I'm using Win XP Pro SP2.

On my computer, the key you're referring to does exist:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.xlz\DWB.XLZ\ShellNew
but the key I'm referring to is further down from that one, namely:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DWB.XLZ\DefaultIcon
Do you have it?

Samuel

==

You can get the keys by running these commands from the CMD window:

REG EXPORT "HKCR\DWB.WPZ\DefaultIcon" "C:\proz_forum_query_wpz.reg"
REG EXPORT "HKCR\DWB.XLZ\DefaultIcon" "C:\proz_forum_query_wpz.reg"

and the .reg files can be opened in Notepad.




[Edited at 2011-11-08 15:18 GMT]


 

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Right-click Nov 8, 2011

I haven't installed Idiom under XP Pro but normally you should be able to create a new shortcut by right-clicking on your desktop (New --> Shortcut). If no icons are displayed after creating your shortcut, you should right-click again and under Properties, you should be able to change/select an icon

 

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No, not shortcut, but icon Nov 8, 2011

Bernard Lieber wrote:
You should be able to create a new shortcut by right-clicking on your desktop (New --> Shortcut).


No, I don't want to create shortcuts. I want the original Idiom Desktop Workbench icons for XLZ and WPZ files back. I changed it to something else, but I want to change it back (without uinstalling and reinstalling the software). What I'm talking about is the icon that is displayed when you see an XLZ or WPZ file on your computer -- it has nothing to do with shortcuts.


 

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File Association Issue Nov 8, 2011

I think what you should do is right-click on an Idiom file and select Open with and then click on Idiom if available, this should restore your registry setting. Alternatively, open Control Panel --> Folder Options --> File Types, several options are provided to restore the proper file type

 

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Interesting idea, but alas... Nov 8, 2011

Bernard Lieber wrote:
I think what you should do is right-click on an Idiom file and select Open with and then click on Idiom if available, this should restore your registry setting. Alternatively, open Control Panel --> Folder Options --> File Types, several options are provided to restore the proper file type.


Interesting idea, but it didn't work. The problem is not the file association but the icon association.

When I create a new file type and associate it with Idiom, the icon that is used by Idiom itself is used, not the icon that Idiom normally uses for WPZ and XLZ files. When I try to re-associate a WPZ or XLZ file with Idiom, the icon does not change from what it currently is.


 

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Advanced Nov 8, 2011

Have you tried Control Panel --> File Types --> Open With --> Advanced --> Change Icon?

 

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Yes, but where are the icons stored? Nov 8, 2011

Bernard Lieber wrote:
Have you tried Control Panel --> File Types --> Open With --> Advanced --> Change Icon?


Well, of course I could use that, if I knew where the Idiom icons were stored. But I don't. Do you? The icons are not separate ICO files in the Idiom program directory, and they are not stored inside Idiom's EXE file either.


 
Here are my registry settings Nov 8, 2011

Hi Samuel,

Here are the entries from my registry settings:

DWB.WPZ DefaultIcon type REG_SZ
C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{7AD087F4-C7B6-4349-A9BF-0484BE301033}\_B33E0342_7629_4299_AD23_512F4742BAA3,0

DWB.XLZ DefaultIcon type REG_SZ
C:\WINDOWS\Installer\{7AD087F4-C7B6-4349-A9BF-0484BE301033}\_9C527003_376E_44A1_92D9_74639E17E716,0

No guarantee, but I haven't modified them, at least deliberately!

Debbie
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Service Pack Nov 8, 2011

I've installed Idiom on one of my XP machine with SP3 and it's ok so I think it may have to do with SP2 under XP - anyway, MS is not supporting XP if SP3 is not installed.

 

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Thanks! Nov 8, 2011

dmaguire wrote:
Here are the entries from my registry settings...


They didn't work as expected, but the files do exist on my computer anyway, and would you believe it -- the file _B33E0342_7629_4299_AD23_512F4742BAA3 is actually an icon file with the appropriate icon in it!


 


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