How to change VP11 icon to VP13?

frederick-wise wrote on 9/10/2014, 11:20 AM
Does anyone know how to change the .veg files icons from VP11 to VP13? I recently upgraded to 13 from 11 but all the icons always look like the VP11 icons - even new videos made in VP13. Whenever I click on these icons for new videos created in VP13, it defaults to opening them in VP11 and tells me the files are incompatible, etc. I then just go to VP13, open it and then go to the.veg file made in VP13 - kind of a hassle.

FYI - I use Windows 8.1.


NormanPCN wrote on 9/10/2014, 12:09 PM
It sounds like your file associations are still pointing to VP11.

In VP13 preferences, general tab, make sure that the "check project file type associations at startup" option is checked. The next time you start VP13, if .veg files are not associated to VP13 it will correct then so that they default VP13 and not VP11.

EDIT: You do not want to have this preference ON in VP11 or any other Vegas version you have installed.
Tom Pauncz wrote on 9/10/2014, 12:25 PM
Well, this is very interesting.

I have that option checked in VP11, VP12 & VP13, and ONLY VP11 asks me if i want to make VP11 the default.

Another bug perhaps?

Byron K wrote on 9/10/2014, 1:04 PM
You can try right clicking on the .veg icon
-select "Open With"
-select "Choose Default Program"
-Check "Always use the selected program to open this kind of file"

...and see if that resets the icon image.
frederick-wise wrote on 9/10/2014, 1:49 PM
I tried the "open all similar files with VP13" option and it seems to work but changes all the .veg icons of VP11 to the icon for VP13. I would love it if it left the files created in VP11 with the VP11 icon and the newer ones created in VP13 with their respective new icon. Having both icons active would allow me to see at a glance how old the files are but I suppose that may not be possible.

Thanx for all of the suggestions!
videoITguy wrote on 9/10/2014, 2:06 PM
Any Win OS is meant to assign one icon or the other - has nothing to do with the contents of the file as you have just discovered.
Create a project in VPro11 - save it as filenameVPro11.veg
Open in VPro13 - save it as filenameVPro13.veg
This has been the convention of saving .veg files since time began.
Tom Pauncz wrote on 9/10/2014, 2:10 PM
I don't think a file association can point to different executables for a given file extension.