When you install Sublime Text on Windows, you are given an option to add an “Open with Sublime Text” shortcut to the right-click context menu. It allows you to right-click on any file and open it with Sublime Text.
The shortcut does not stand out from the menu that well, especially if you have a full context menu with lots of icons. While the shortcut does not include an icon by default, there is a way to add one.
To do this we need to get into the registry. Press the Win+R keys and type
regedit. Next, navigate to this key using the tree on the right:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shell\Open with Sublime Text
Add a new string value with the name
Icon. Point the value to the Sublime Text executable file, in quotes. Mine is
"C:\Program Files\Sublime Text 3\sublime_text.exe", but yours might differ depending on the version of Sublime Text and Windows you’re using. You can also set this to the path to a custom icon if you wish.
Exit out of the registry editor and the change should be instant: