Change the icon on Windows?

Jan Schenkel janschenkel at
Mon Jun 10 09:38:01 CDT 2002

Hi Magnus,

There are plenty of freeware/shareware utilities for
this on, but I can give you
the following tip:

Save the Photoshop-made icon as a .bmp file, and then
change the extension from .bmp to .ico
Then  you can assign this file as the icon of the
program via the "Change icon..." button in the
"Properties" window in the WIndows Explorer.
Downside of this approach is that the icon is a
separate file, but again, one of the utilities on can 'move' these into your .exe file.

Best regards,

Jan Schenkel.

"As we grow older, we grow both wiser and more
foolishg at the same time."  (De Rochefoucald)

--- Magnus_von_Brömsen <webmaster at>
> Hello
> I know this had been an issue before:  How to change
> the icon on Windows?
> If  doing it then building the standalone -- 16
> color seems to be the 
> limit. And that just not looking good (I know it can
> never look as good 
> as on Mac OS  X, but...).
> Is there another way to change icon? Making a
> windows-icon with the 
> plug-in for Photoshop "Iconbuilder" creates a .icn
> file. How can I use 
> that?
> Any Windows-pro that know?
> /magnus
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