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Windows 7: Win7 says icon files contain no icons

04 Apr 2014   #1
jjmartin

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
nooruddin76

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Sure search any *.ico file and .. The shortcut for which you want to use this icon..right click..properties..change 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
bruh5000

Win 10 Educational 64 bit
 
 
Bruh

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

win 8 32 bit
 
 

The ico file may be corrupt or wrong size format
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2 Weeks Ago   #5
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try this and see what happens. Icon Cache - Rebuild
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2 Weeks Ago   #6
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

This thread is 5 yrs old.
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1 Week Ago   #7
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks like samuria fell for it too.
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