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Can't add icons for document folders using png images

  1. #1

    Posts : 4
    Windows 8 Pro / Windows Home Premium

    Can't add icons for document folders using png images

    In Win7, I imported png images to act as folder pictures for my personal files. I cannot do this in Win8. Right click the folder, select properties/customize, then down to "folder pictures" and click choose file. I should be able to open my library of png images and select an image to use as an icon for that folder. But nothing happens. I still have the picture of a partially open file. I could move down to "folder icons" then select "change icon" (which is what I would rather do anyway) but that only allows me to select an image from Windows library of ridiculous icons. It will not accept png files when I use "browse". Maybe if I could change the png file to an "icon file", Win8 would accept it but I don't know how or if it is even possible.

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  2. #2

    West Auckland
    Posts : 107
    Windows 8 Pro Pack x64

    Use Irfan View to (resize appropriately and) save your image as *.ICO format. Then you will be able to.
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  3. #3

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    BMP works as well. (windows bitmap)

    Put the images in one place & keep them THERE.
    If you move them to another location they will quit working.
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Can't add icons for document folders using png images
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