how to replace generic doc icon with PDF icon? RRS feed

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  • Is there a way to make sharepoint display a PDF icon on files with a .pdf extension? 
    Saturday, January 9, 2010 12:15 AM


  • Hi,

    Yes! you can display the pdf icon by following these steps :

    1- Find a PDF icon. Let's say 'PDF16.GIF'. Copy the file 'PDF16.GIF' to 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\Template\images' folder.

    2- Open the file 'C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\web server extensions\12\Template\XML\DocIcon.xml' and add this line : '< Mapping Key="pdf" Value="pdf16.gif"/ >'

    3- Perform an IISRESET

    This will display the pdf icon along with pdf files. As Sympmarc said the pdf Ifilter will help you index the content of pdf files so it can be searched.

    Hope this helps.


    Djamel Chagour

    • Marked as answer by Mike Walsh FIN Saturday, January 9, 2010 7:21 AM
    Saturday, January 9, 2010 4:11 AM

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