You won't get anywhere doing it that way. It's like carrying a car door through the desert so you can roll down the window when you get too warm. That said, you need a file converter. When you change the extension, it shows that type of file as an icon but it is NOT a changed file. If you want say, jpg file and you name it bmp, it may change the icon but it is still jpg, not bmp. Windows goes off the last extension for the icon is all. You need something that will actually change that file properties.
I am able to change the icon of a file (say, of extension type *.doc or others) and it displays fine in my XP machine. But when I sent this file to others, the file reverts to its old icon in other XP machines.
Is there any way to make the change 'permanent', just for this particular file and not all files with the same extention type ? I would like the file to appear with the modified icon in any XP machines. Possible?
Any help/advice is most appreciated !