Changing desktop icons

Changing desktop icons

Post by yanbee » Fri, 25 Jun 2004 21:31:00

Hi everyone,

I wonder if you could help me. Perhaps this is a naive question or
(hopefully) one to which there is an easy answer but no matter, I'm
not a computer expert.

I wonder how I can create personalised icons to use with my Windows NT
desktop shortcuts. I know you can change the icon that is associated
to a shortcut through "properties". This allows you to choose another
icon from "icon" files that are already somewhere on your system. This
I know how to do and it is not a problem. But how does one "create"
such icon files? It would be cooll if I could take a picture, perhaps
a drawing that I've created or a picture that I downloaded from
internet etc. and turn it into an icon for use with a desktop
shortcut. Can I do that? I notice that at least some of the icon files
have a .dil extension. What are these files? Is there any, relatively
uncomplicated, way I could turn my pictures or drawings to this type
of file?

Once again, forgive me if all this sounds very naive and thanks in
advance for any help.

Changing desktop icons

Post by Wayne Tiff » Tue, 29 Jun 2004 21:59:30

Do a Google search on "create icons" and you will find lots of programs to
help you. I have never done it due to lack of time, so I can't recommend
any particular one for you.



Changing desktop icons

Post by catwalker6 » Wed, 30 Jun 2004 06:51:11

You can also find great programs for little or no money to help you
create these icons at: or

dll = dynamic link library
Programs use these files for all sorts of things. I would not
recommend altering or removing these files in any way shape or form.