PDF icon missing in Sharepoint 2010

Posted on April 13, 2011

The default installation of SharePoint 2010 does not include an icon for PDF documents.
Here's how to fix that:

  • Log onto the sharepoint server
  • Browse to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\IMAGES"
  • Save the following image into this folder: (right click to save to your PC)
  • Browse to "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Web Server Extensions\14\TEMPLATE\XML"
  • Edit "DOCICON.XML"
  • Add the following line '<Mapping Key=”pdf” Value=”icpdf.png”/>' into the existing items
  • Save the modified XML file
  • Start -> Run -> iisreset /noforce

That's it!

PDF icon will now show up whenever a PDF document is listed.