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Windows 7: Folder Icons Help

11 Jan 2011   #1
robotnerd

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Folder Icons Help

Hi guys,
Today I have been trying to customize the icons on my laptop. In particular the folder ones, I have used both downloaded ones, and ones I have made myself in Adobe Fireworks, but each time I am having the same problem. When I set the folder to have a new icon, the icon always turns out really small, so if I view the folder in medium, large or x-large icons, the folder icon always stays the small icon size. I have tried using a different sized icon from 124x124pixels to 3500x3500 pixels, and the folder still remains small!

If anyone knows what I can do to get the folder icon to be bigger, this would be much appreciated, as I am sick of the default icons, and I generally view my folders in large icon view.

Thanks

Note; The first attachment shows the folder with the new icon when it is in small icons view, the second shows it in x-large icons view. The folder with the new icon is the 'Icons' folder (the pink one)




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11 Jan 2011   #2
Anak

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Hi! robotnerd, welcome to 7F

Would this be helpful?
Folder Icon Change - Vista Forums and Windows 7
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11 Jan 2011   #3
kado897

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Does Adobe Fireworks create proper windows icon files? If not you might like to try IcoFX. I have changed several folder icons successfully using icons created with it. You can download it from here IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor - Download
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11 Jan 2011   #4
Arc

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Hello robotnerd ... welcome aboard !

In windows 7 the folder icons are per class .... that means they are to be changed throughout the system to work appropriately . On the other hand , if you want to change only one icon using the customization tab, you should follow Kado .... I will add just one line with him .... while convertina a png to ico, use this settings (as you are making a single icon... otherwise there should be 13 layers at least).
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This will provide a 32 bit 256x256 pixels icons .... which will be applied with various sizes nicely .


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11 Jan 2011   #5
robotnerd

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

No, fireworks doesn't make .ico files, I have just been saving them as gifs and converting them using irfan view, but Ico FX seems to work a lot better!

My icons are now working, so thanks!
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11 Jan 2011   #6
kado897

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by robotnerd View Post
No, fireworks doesn't make .ico files, I have just been saving them as gifs and converting them using irfan view, but Ico FX seems to work a lot better!

My icons are now working, so thanks!
That's good news. Any further problems please come back you will get all the help you need here.
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