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Old 12-18-2009, 02:43 PM
Paul H
 
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Re: Icon won't stay changed!
I use properties to change the icon on one of my desktop icons. It appears
to accept the change, but when I go back to my desktop, the original icon
appears - it ignores my attempted change. This is on my up-to-date XP on my
new Acer netbook. TIA, Paul

(I've posted this on multiple groups, because my original post on xp.general
did not get any replies, but has watchers. Please "reply group", not just
yours, so others can view.)


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Old 12-18-2009, 03:35 PM
David B.
 
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Re: Icon won't stay changed!
What icon, how did you change it? BTW keep the multi posting to relevant
groups, there are at least 2 that are off topic for your post.

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"Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote in message
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>I use properties to change the icon on one of my desktop icons. It appears
> to accept the change, but when I go back to my desktop, the original icon
> appears - it ignores my attempted change. This is on my up-to-date XP on
> my
> new Acer netbook. TIA, Paul
>
> (I've posted this on multiple groups, because my original post on
> xp.general
> did not get any replies, but has watchers. Please "reply group", not just
> yours, so others can view.)
>
>


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Old 12-18-2009, 04:48 PM
Paul H
 
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Re: Icon won't stay changed!
I didn't know where to post, so I posted to all that seemed appropriate.
I'll bet folks in every group may learn from the response that works.

I've attached pictures that show my process. I tried to change the Woot
icon to a star, and failed. Any ideas, anyone?


"David B." <mail@nomail.net> wrote in message
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What icon, how did you change it? BTW keep the multi posting to relevant
groups, there are at least 2 that are off topic for your post.

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"Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote in message
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>I use properties to change the icon on one of my desktop icons. It appears
> to accept the change, but when I go back to my desktop, the original icon
> appears - it ignores my attempted change. This is on my up-to-date XP on
> my
> new Acer netbook. TIA, Paul
>
> (I've posted this on multiple groups, because my original post on
> xp.general
> did not get any replies, but has watchers. Please "reply group", not just
> yours, so others can view.)
>
>


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Old 12-18-2009, 05:12 PM
Pegasus [MVP]
 
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Re: Icon won't stay changed!


"David B." <mail@nomail.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
news:e7N#Df$fKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> What icon, how did you change it? BTW keep the multi posting to relevant
> groups, there are at least 2 that are off topic for your post.
>


The OP did not multipost - he crossposted. Crossposting is fine when done in
moderation (not much moderation in this thread ...) but multiposting is
always bad because it causes duplication of effort.

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Old 12-18-2009, 05:17 PM
David B.
 
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Re: Icon won't stay changed!
Correct, incorrect wording on my part.

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> "David B." <mail@nomail.net> schrieb im Newsbeitrag
> news:e7N#Df$fKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
>> What icon, how did you change it? BTW keep the multi posting to relevant
>> groups, there are at least 2 that are off topic for your post.
>>

>
> The OP did not multipost - he crossposted. Crossposting is fine when done
> in moderation (not much moderation in this thread ...) but multiposting is
> always bad because it causes duplication of effort.


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Old 12-18-2009, 05:23 PM
David B.
 
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Re: Icon won't stay changed!
What ever your reasoning, keep to the on topic groups, you query has nothing
to do with performance/maintenance or setup/deployment.

See if this thread (found via Google) gets you anywhere.
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-6620_102...hreadID=313962

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"Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote in message
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>I didn't know where to post, so I posted to all that seemed appropriate.
> I'll bet folks in every group may learn from the response that works.
>
> I've attached pictures that show my process. I tried to change the Woot
> icon to a star, and failed. Any ideas, anyone?
>
>
> "David B." <mail@nomail.net> wrote in message
> news:e7N%23Df$fKHA.5608@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> What icon, how did you change it? BTW keep the multi posting to relevant
> groups, there are at least 2 that are off topic for your post.
>
> --
>
>
> --
> "Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote in message
> news:eRFctB$fKHA.2188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I use properties to change the icon on one of my desktop icons. It
>>appears
>> to accept the change, but when I go back to my desktop, the original icon
>> appears - it ignores my attempted change. This is on my up-to-date XP on
>> my
>> new Acer netbook. TIA, Paul
>>
>> (I've posted this on multiple groups, because my original post on
>> xp.general
>> did not get any replies, but has watchers. Please "reply group", not just
>> yours, so others can view.)
>>
>>

>


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Old 12-18-2009, 10:59 PM
Tim Meddick
 
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Re: Icon won't stay changed!
Forget changing the icon the traditional way - open notepad then choose File > Open
(in the "Files of type" box drop-down list choose "All files") then browse for your
Internet Shortcut to open it in Notepad

You should see something like this :


[InternetShortcut]
URL=http://www.google.co.uk/chrome/eula.html
Modified=00F8E13B3480CA0193
IconIndex=0
IconFile=C:\WINDOWS\Icons\Google2.ico



Manually edit the line "IconFile="
If the icon you choose is a real icon file, then make "IconIndex=0"
If the icon is in a "icon library" (.dll) file then you need to make "IconIndex=" the
icon number within that library.

The "Favourites" icon you chose in your screenshots is :

IconFile=C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll
IconIndex=43

then choose File > Save


If the file STILL will not accept the new icon - you have a problem with your File
Associations for files of type : Internet Shortcut

My advice is to try Doug Knox's File Association Fixes page - the fix for "Internet
Shortcut" files :
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc...ortcut_fix.zip

Then you should be able to change the icon in the normal way...

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)




"Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote in message
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>I use properties to change the icon on one of my desktop icons. It appears
> to accept the change, but when I go back to my desktop, the original icon
> appears - it ignores my attempted change. This is on my up-to-date XP on my
> new Acer netbook. TIA, Paul
>
> (I've posted this on multiple groups, because my original post on xp.general
> did not get any replies, but has watchers. Please "reply group", not just
> yours, so others can view.)
>
>


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Old 12-20-2009, 09:37 PM
J. P. Gilliver (John)
 
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Re: Icon won't stay changed!
In message <eTuhEXDgKHA.2780@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl>, Tim Meddick
<timmeddick@gawab.com> writes:
>Forget changing the icon the traditional way - open notepad then choose
>File > Open (in the "Files of type" box drop-down list choose "All
>files") then browse for your Internet Shortcut to open it in Notepad
>
>You should see something like this :
>
>
>[InternetShortcut]
>URL=http://www.google.co.uk/chrome/eula.html
>Modified=00F8E13B3480CA0193
>IconIndex=0
>IconFile=C:\WINDOWS\Icons\Google2.ico
>
>
>
>Manually edit the line "IconFile="
>If the icon you choose is a real icon file, then make "IconIndex=0"
>If the icon is in a "icon library" (.dll) file then you need to make
>"IconIndex=" the icon number within that library.


Note that (I think) these indexes start from 0, i. e. the first one is
0, the second 1, the third 2 ...
>
>The "Favourites" icon you chose in your screenshots is :
>
>IconFile=C:\WINDOWS\system32\shell32.dll
>IconIndex=43
>
>then choose File > Save
>
>
>If the file STILL will not accept the new icon - you have a problem
>with your File Associations for files of type : Internet Shortcut
>
>My advice is to try Doug Knox's File Association Fixes page - the fix
>for "Internet Shortcut" files :
>http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc...ortcut_fix.zip
>
>Then you should be able to change the icon in the normal way...
>
>==
>
>Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)
>
>
>
>
>"Paul H" <NoSpamphobergNoSpam@att.net> wrote in message
>news:eRFctB$fKHA.2188@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
>>I use properties to change the icon on one of my desktop icons. It appears
>> to accept the change, but when I go back to my desktop, the original icon
>> appears - it ignores my attempted change. This is on my up-to-date XP on my
>> new Acer netbook. TIA, Paul
>>
>> (I've posted this on multiple groups, because my original post on xp.general
>> did not get any replies, but has watchers. Please "reply group", not just
>> yours, so others can view.)
>>
>>

>


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Old 12-21-2009, 02:35 PM
Tim Meddick
 
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Re: Icon won't stay changed!
John,
Can't quite see what your reply actually was.

The only comment I can see in your post was :

"Note that (I think) these indexes start from 0, i. e. the first one is
0, the second 1, the third 2 ..."

I rather thought this would be self-evident as when I quoted that if the file in
question was a [simple] icon file, then the line should read : IconIndex=0 ...(as
[most] icon files contain only 1 icon).

Therefore; if a file containing only 1 icon is specified as IconIndex=0 then, by
implication, in a [.dll] file (icon library) icon 1 is specified as IconIndex=0


However, in addition to specifying the icon number in this way, each icon is given a
numerical "name" which can be different from it's actual numerical "position".

To specify the number is the icon's "name" rather than it's "position", a hyphen is
placed before the icon number.

e.g. The red "No-Entry" icon within [shell32.dll] is the 110th icon,
but because icon #1 is referred to as #0, therefore;

IconIndex=109

However, it also has a numerical "name" which, in this case is;

IconIndex=-338

Specifying either will display the same icon.

*NB Please note the hyphen between the [=] and the icon number.

==

Cheers, Tim Meddick, Peckham, London. :-)

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