[Request] File Icons in Windows



I have been working on folders that have multiple R, Rmd and Rdata files and on windows all of those files have the same icon which makes it harder to navigate and find the file you are looking for.

The mac version of Rstudio has a file icon for each type of file, could that be implemented on Rstudio for windows?

Thank you!


Thanks for the feedback! I’ve filed this on our internal issue tracker and we’ll try to take a look.


I have exactly the same problem. The laptop is just a couple of days old and runs the following operating sytem:

Windows 10 Pro for Workstations
Version: 1709
OS Build: 16299.19

All files that are associated with RStudio have the the same icon as the “rstudio.exe” file within the “C:\Program Files\RStudio\bin” folder…

Any news on that issue?


I did some more research on this topic: It seems that in Windows 7 the “RStudio-Logo” was combined with something like a “Blank-File-Logo” and that in Windows 10 (at least on my system) only the “RStudio-Logo” is used. So I changed the logo as follows:

  1. Open Rstudio and create a new R-File.
  2. The Tab shows a nice R-File-Logo. Right click it and click “Save Image”. Save it as png-File.
  3. Convert it to an ico-File. “Irfanview” didn’t produce a nice result for me. But there is a website called “icoconvert” which did the job nicely.
  4. I globally changed the icon for R-Files using a program called “FileTypesMan”.

I know this is just a detail. But in my opinion it is visually an improvement when managing large R-Projects.