A. Windows displays DLL files in Explorer with a generic DLL icon. This generic icon conveys no information about the DLL file, other than the fact that the file is a DLL.

Many DLL files have one or more icons and its possible to have one displayed in Explorer.

  1. Start the registry editor (regedit)
  2. Move to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\dllfile\DefaultIcon
  3. Double click (Default) and change from
        %SystemRoot%\System32\shell32.dll,-154

    TO
        %1
  4. Click OK
  5. Close the registry editor