To specify the .gif file that you want to use for the icon that represents Adobe PDF documents that are stored in Windows SharePoint Services document libraries, follow these steps:
1. Copy the .gif file that you want to use for the icon to the following folder on the server:
Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\60\Template\Images
2. Edit the Docicon.xml file to include the .pdf file name extension. To do so:
a. Start Notepad, and then open the Docicon.xml file. The Docicon.xml file is located in one of the following folders on the server:
Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\60\Template\Xml
Drive:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web server extensions\12\Template\Xml
b. In the section of the Docicon.xml file, add an entry for the .pdf file name extension. To do so, add the following line, whereNameofIconFile is the name of the .gif file:
For example, if the name of the .gif file is MyPicture.gif, add the following line:
c. On theFile menu, clickSave, and then exit Notepad.
3. Restart Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS). To do so:
. ClickStart, and then clickRun.
a. In theOpen box, typecmd, and then click OK.
b. At the command prompt, type the following line, and then press ENTER:
c. Type exit, and then press ENTER to exit Command Prompt.
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