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Windows 7: Icons

24 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 home 64 bit

Can anyone help me with a method of personalising some of the shortcut icons which come standard with Windows seven?
I would like to use some personal photos etc., instead of the those supplied in the standard list. Is this possible and if so is it hard to do?

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25 Nov 2010   #2

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Choose the picture you want to use as your icon ... resize and edit it as per your need .

Now download IcoFX (free), convert your picture to windows icon (.ico) with it . Save the result in a real location , and dont delete it .

Right click on your desktop icon > properties > change icon > browse (to the location of your custom icon) >OK > Apply > Ok .

That's all .
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