choose another icon inside exe when changeing default app for a file type

user2330fd212 41 Reputation points
2022-03-11T21:33:52.743+00:00

when open the dialog using "open with...", we can check "always use this app to open .xxx files"
So this exe will be the default app for a file type.

The problem is that the first icon inside the exe will be used as the icon for the file type.

I have several icons inside the exe, how can I tell "open with..." to use my second icon as the icon for the file type?

BTW:
I can change the registry manually to add defaultIcon to specify the icon :
defaultIcon
default, path/test.exe, 1

Is there any other way?

Windows API - Win32
Windows API - Win32
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