I would like to know how to hide the filename in Drupal 7 files and add a link to an icon? The default style is awful I would like to change that. I am looking for the simplest solution because I just know basic HTML and CSS. Maybe I can use some module to do that? If somebody can explain me step by step how to do it will be great.
Ran across your question looking for the same answer... This is what I found. I'm at best a novice with Drupal, so I need easy solutions.
There is this module: https://www.drupal.org/project/file_field_icons
There are also some more options/notes here using CSS: How to change File field icons (without changing core)?