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Old 04-01-2011, 07:57 PM   #1
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I've been wanting to change some of my desktop icons on Windows 7. Is there a way I can convert a png file or something of that sort into a file type that may be used as a shortcut icon?
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Old 04-03-2011, 05:46 AM   #2
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i think if you save it as a .ico or a .icon im not sure which one but ive done it before google it good luck
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i think if you save it as a .ico or a .icon im not sure which one but ive done it before google it good luck
.ico has always worked for me, but I haven't tried it on 7 yet.
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this link may be help How to Change Desktop Icons for Windows 7
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Old 04-03-2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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I have attempted to re-save the png file as (file name).ico in Photoshop, though it appears as though I cannot use this as an icon.
The error I am getting when I select this new .ico file is "The file (file name) contains no icons"

Edit: I've downloaded a program called IrfanView, which saves images as a .ico file. It works, though the background is a solid black. I would like to know if there is a way I am able to use a transparent background.

I've just figured out a more effective way to do this. Because IrfanView is crappy, I've searched for a way that I might be able to save a file as a .ico in Photoshop. I've found a simple plug in, and it enables the support of icon files when you go to save an image. Since Photoshop supports transparent background images, I am able to have circular icons.
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