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Does anyone know if there's a way in Win 10 to get different icons associated with file types that are tied together, such as xml and txt?

I've tried setting a new icon for either xml/txt using Nirsoft FileTypesMan, but (as the the software points out) they're tied together, and changing one changes the other too. (FileTypesMan points out "Notice - Changing the properties of this file type may affect the following extensions: .txt, .xml")

Also tried setting DefaultIcon for xmlfile in regedit, but to no avail. Clearing icon cache afterwards also doesn't seem to matter.

So is there a way to do this, or to break the connection between xml-txt?

Did I miss something obvious? Any ideas?