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Windows 7: Windows doesn't recognize my folder full of .ico files

23 Jun 2012   #1
junkdumpster

Windows 7 Professional 32bit
 
 
Windows doesn't recognize my folder full of .ico files

Hi, I'm new to the forums, so please forgive me if I'm not doing everything correctly.

I'm having trouble changing my shortcut icons. Specifically, I'm trying to change the icons for my Chrome application shorcuts saved in a folder on my system.

I found some icons using Icon Finder (Icon Search Engine | Iconfinder), and saved them in a folder in My Documents. All of the files are .ico files, formatted to the proper size, and are the only files in that folder. I then go through the normal process by going to the shortcut, right-clicking, hitting "properties", selecting "change icon", and then locating the folder and the file located within. However, every time I do, Windows displays a message that reads

"the file 'lfile location' contains no icons.

Choose an icon from the list or specify a different file."

I'm running Windows 7 Professional 32bit. Any help would be appreciated.


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23 Jun 2012   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

are you 100% sure they are ico files and not png's , as this is the behavior of windows if there is no icon. maybe zip one or two in a folder and upload it here.
i can check if they will open on my system.
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23 Jun 2012   #3
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

boohbah is right, if you just click on the resulting images, you will get a png file. Make sure to click on the ico choice in the results

Name:  ico.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  38.8 KB

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24 Jun 2012   #4
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I've just tried it and I don't get a valid ICO file download.
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24 Jun 2012   #5
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Good catch, I tried the actual download, and while it does download a file with the .ico extension, it does not display, and Irfanview says:

Name:  Clipboard01.jpg
Views: 9
Size:  22.9 KB

I did right click on the .ico choice, copied link address, pasted in url bar, chose to open, then was able to right click and save a valid .ico file. this is in Opera. IE was able to download the .ico no problem. Firefox also was able to save it no problem. What browser are you using Keith?

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24 Jun 2012   #6
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

I used Chrome Bill. So it looks like a browser issue.
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24 Jun 2012   #7
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Assuming the OP has images displayed in his folder, I'll still assume he did not choose the .ico option. Guess we'll have to wait and see

A Guy
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24 Jun 2012   #8
kado897

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Service Pack 1
 
 

The PNG version downloads OK.
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24 Jun 2012   #9
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

you can upload them here and then dl them as ico files.

http://www.convertico.com/
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