View Full Version : [SOLVED] How do I assign a new icon to a file type

November 11th, 2009, 09:26 PM
I have upgraded to Karmic 9.10 and noticed that my icons for blend file type is blank. That is for the Blender 3d modeling program. How do I reassign the icon for this type.

so far I tried

sudo gedit /etc/mime.types

then added

model/blend blend

and saved

to set up a new mime.type for blend

and put a model-blend.svg in the /usr/share/icons/gnome/scalable/mimetypes folder. didn't work.

any ideas?

November 11th, 2009, 09:51 PM
Look at this

November 12th, 2009, 07:38 AM
Look at this

Thanks Amix that worked sort of. Here is what I did to fix this.

I downloaded assogiate using the software center

then I launched it (file type manager) and used the search to find blender.

I edited the blender file type and changed the default icon

This did not work.

So then I added a new blend type set up exactly like the old one and chose the new icon.


with the associations of


you need the following asterisk because blender adds a number after .blend to show older versions of a file.

now I quit and then went to a blend file and right clicked > properties and deleted the file associations.

Then I closed that out and right clicked > Open with other application and typed blender -w in as the command.

Now everything works great!

November 12th, 2009, 09:38 AM
Thanks ;)