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Windows 7: Is There Some Way To Use My Own Picture As A Desktop Folder Icon

06 Dec 2010   #1
donnie1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 
Is There Some Way To Use My Own Picture As A Desktop Folder Icon

I remember with XP it was possible to use one of my own pictures as a desk top folder icon , can this be done with windows 7 , and if so how ?


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06 Dec 2010   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Save your pictures as a .gif or .png file, then open that and save it as a .ico file, or I think you can also just rename it

I believe there is a recommended image size, but I do not remember what it is exactly, I think Vista supported 256x256 icons though.
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06 Dec 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

right-click on the folder >> properties >> customize >> change icon

this should work, but seems a bit flaky on my machine... maybe because i've got my desktop as a shared folder?

you won't see the customize tab when viewing folders in libraries.
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06 Dec 2010   #4
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Hiya pal

What you'll need to do is save your image as a png (png supports transparency - but you can use a jpg but this doesn't support transparency) like LiquidSnak says @ 256x256 pixels, but don't rename it to .ico as this won't work so well. Instead upload the png to converticon.com just follow the on screen instructions and this will convert your png file to an icon of your choice (you can adjust the size within the online prog)
Once done then you can do as mickey megabyte says
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06 Dec 2010   #5
Arc

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Or you may send your pic to us , to make a nice icon for you with it
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06 Dec 2010   #6
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PooMan UK View Post
Hiya pal

What you'll need to do is save your image as a png (png supports transparency - but you can use a jpg but this doesn't support transparency) like LiquidSnak says @ 256x256 pixels, but don't rename it to .ico as this won't work so well. Instead upload the png to converticon.com just follow the on screen instructions and this will convert your png file to an icon of your choice (you can adjust the size within the online prog)
Once done then you can do as mickey megabyte says
Thanks!!!


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06 Dec 2010   #7
donnie1

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Thank you all for the help - will have to give it a try
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