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Changing the desktop icon of a Microsoft Access application

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Hey All,
I hate it when my first post on a forum is me asking a question but it is a pretty simple question which I just cannot work out.
The title of this post explains all; basically I need to change the icon of an Access Database (.mdb) from the default pinkish colored Microsoft one.
I am aware that I could perhaps create a shortcut and change the icon for this due the nature of the dynamically remapping cluster which the Shortcut will be stored on this cannot be done.
After some reading, I did find where windows icons are stored
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  1. ::/Windows/System32/Shell32.dll
This obviously is a dll file so I can not just open it and paste in our replacement icon then somehow add it to Access that way.
I did find some software which allows you to open the .dll and display the icons inside, which I think you can edit and also add your own, but I do not see a way to save this back as a .dll, only as a .ico.

I did not think this would be so hard.
Thanks in advance,
-Craig
Dec 6 '11
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@sierra7:
I did not have a reference to Windows Scripting Runtime in the Test system I used but it ran OK anyway.
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