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Windows 7: icons

27 Jan 2011   #1
aintnorock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
icons

I can see where there are tons of icon files on the net for free, but I downloaded a specific icon I wanted, and when I went to properties/change icon for a specific link, it didn't recognize the .ico file. It was looking for a .lnk file. How do I put icons in a .lnlk file, or is there something else I need to do.

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icons-screenshot004.jpg

As you can see, there is an /ico file in the selected browse directory.

Any suggestions?




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27 Jan 2011   #2
Imperfect1

 
 

You can try this, but be sure to back up your files and set a System Restore point BEFORE you do it, just in case it doesn't work or causes a problem to your system.

When editing the icon in the .ico file, save the output as a .lnk file to the Desktop, and then replace the original with the modified one. Then, if the original .ico file was in System32, replace that one with the modified .lnk file. When done, rebuild your Icon Cache.
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27 Jan 2011   #3
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Look in Downloads

You're being directed to users and a URL link.


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27 Jan 2011   #4
aintnorock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
Look in Downloads

You're being directed to users and a URL link.
I don't understand what you're saying.
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27 Jan 2011   #5
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

See how in your screenshot it shows ...\downloads.Ink

You don't want the last part, just the downloads part. Try browsing to the download folder an then clicking on the .ico file
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27 Jan 2011   #6
aintnorock

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ie9 View Post
See how in your screenshot it shows ...\downloads.Ink

You don't want the last part, just the downloads part. Try browsing to the download folder an then clicking on the .ico file

Got it. Thanks. I was just looking in the wrong place. You pointed that out to me.
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27 Jan 2011   #7
ie9

Windows 7 Ultimate (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aintnorock View Post

Got it. Thanks. I was just looking in the wrong place. You pointed that out to me.
Good to hear! You're welcome :)
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