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Changing Desktop File Shortcut Icons

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    Windows 8

    Changing Desktop File Shortcut Icons


    I was able to right-click a shortcut to a file on my desktop, click properties then change the icon. Its not working like that now. The icon won't change.
    Also, I use to have an Icon changer and manager program years ago. What do you suggest as a new program today that will change and manage my icons?
    Thank you!

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


    Microangelo Toolset.

    Home of Microangelo: The Grand Daddy of Icon Software

    I bought it a long time ago.
    Wonderful for doing icon stuff.

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I've got a bundle of Starfleet Icons I use. I wonder if I can import them into this? I'll check it out, many thanks.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    I've got a bundle of Starfleet Icons I use. I wonder if I can import them into this? I'll check it out, many thanks.
    No need to import.

    Leave in a folder & with Microangelo choose as needed from the folder.
    Just don't move the folder.
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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7


    I found Microangelo On Display, I'll try that.
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    It will be adequate.

    Cheaper too.


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