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Windows 7: Win7 says icon files contain no icons

04 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Win7 says icon files contain no icons

I wanted to change the icon displayed on the desktop for my external hard drive. When I select a .ico file that contains more than one icon, Win7 says it contains no icons. The files worked fine in WinXP. Also, when I use IrfanView to display the file, it says it can't decode it. The same version of IrfanView on WinXP will open the file, displaying the first icon. I would like to use some of my icon collection, rather than just the ones in SHELL32.dll. Any ideas?

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05 Apr 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium

Sure search any *.ico file and .. The shortcut for which you want to use this icon..right icon..browse for this icon (anyname.ico)..that's it.. and if you don't have any icon file.. you can create it using some applications..and if you want using some programs eg. i use xnview
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2 Weeks Ago   #3

Win 10 Educational 64 bit

he is saying the .ico you select doesn't work
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2 Weeks Ago   #4

win 8 32 bit

The ico file may be corrupt or wrong size format
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Try this and see what happens. Icon Cache - Rebuild
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2 Weeks Ago   #6

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This thread is 5 yrs old.
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1 Week Ago   #7
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Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Looks like samuria fell for it too.
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