Giving .doc an Icon
Thu Jan 04, 2007 · 116 words

I don't work much with Word files, but when I do, the only major “problem” I have is that if you only have Pages and TextEdit installed, .doc files have a generic-looking white icon. It's easy to fix though:

/Applications/ > Show package contents > Contents > Resources Duplicate rtf.icns and rename copy to doc.icns From the Contents folder open Info.plist and into the CFBundleDocumentTypes array append:









        <string>Microsoft Word Document</string>









Then flush the LaunchServices cache (this will reset all document/app associations so be prepared to be annoyed):

> cd /System/Library/Frameworks/ApplicationServices.framework/Frameworks/LaunchServices.framework/Support

> ./lsregister -kill -r -domain local -domain system -domain user

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