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Windows 7: How to mirror desktop icons (only half)?

02 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Sorry it took so long guys ... I had to figure it out quickly in PAINT.net .... the same concept is used in PS, GIMP and Corel PHOTOpaint
but here ya go .... enjoy



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02 Dec 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks fire your help! Will try it out tomorrow, now off to bed!

Kind regards!
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02 Dec 2011   #13

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 8.1 Pro
 
 

Very nice video Nick I am saving it Thanks
Jerry
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02 Dec 2011   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

No probs guys ... if you get stuck give me a shout
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03 Dec 2011   #15

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi, just one quicky, the .ico file, how should I open it? Rename to a JPG?
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03 Dec 2011   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Right, I got the stuff mirrored, now, how do I change the icon on the desktop? I presume it's not with the .ico file in the root folder of the application, as after logging off and back in it still has the old logo.

Kind regs
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03 Dec 2011   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by renzo marcus View Post
Right, I got the stuff mirrored, now, how do I change the icon on the desktop? I presume it's not with the .ico file in the root folder of the application, as after logging off and back in it still has the old logo.

Kind regs
You'll need to save the image as a .png (Mirror1.png) for example.

Then go to ConvertICO.com - Convert .PNG format files to .ICO or .ICO format files to .PNG : Windows Vista compatible icons to convert the image to a Icon file.

Then right click on the Shortcut or Application or whatever you would like to change, and select Properties. Under the Shortcut Tab click Change Icon, Browse to (Mirror1.ico) and open it, click OK and OK.

It should be done.

Let me know if this worked.

Cheers Joe.
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03 Dec 2011   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

THanks Joe, will try it out!
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03 Dec 2011   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

First one worked with the website, but on the second icon I enter the PNG, hit convert, then it reloads the page and doesn't show a download anymore...

EDIT: the PNG picture is quite large, 2000x2000 pixels, does it matter?
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04 Dec 2011   #20

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 no SP
 
 

Download GIMP
Open it
Drop your png image into it
Go to Image > Scale image
Set 256x256 pixels and click ok
Select File > Save as
Type in 'whateverthenameis.ico'
Select 24bpp and check 'compressed'

Now you can change whichever icon you want
Cheers!
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