SP2010 Content Migration - PDF icons don't appear in document libraries

2011-08-13

Description

When a document library includes PDF files, by default these file’s icons are displayed with the generic “blank” icon.

Resolution

  1. Upload the .gif file for the PDF icon to C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb server extensions14TemplateImages
  1. Update the Docicon.xml file in the following folder C:Program FilesCommon FilesMicrosoft SharedWeb server extensions14TemplateXml to include the following node:
  1. Restart IIS after making the change

Details on how to perform this for all versions of SharePoint are available at this Microsoft KnowledgeBase article.