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PNG's don't work on my desktop, only ICO's. Difficult to find free ICO's. Lots of PNG's out there so they must work for some people. What am I doing wrong?
 

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Are we talking about shortcut icons?
You can find plenty of images if you try and change an icon for an existing shortcut.?

Eg mine are located at %SystemRoot%\System32\SHELL32.dll

No doubt other dlls will have more images.?

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Are we talking about shortcut icons?
You can find plenty of images if you try and change an icon for an existing shortcut.?

Eg mine are located at %SystemRoot%\System32\SHELL32.dll

No doubt other dlls will have more images.?

HTH
Yes icons for short cuts. I wasn't aware icons are used anywhere else. For my education where else are ICO icons used. Are PNG's used for Short cut? I guess I was also ignorant about icons in my system. When I click change Icon on a short cut on my desktop it brings up a list that is in the system, but whatever it brings up, I thought that was all there was. Most time they are not what I want. I then go to brows and go to a list on my hard drive that I have download over time. If I still can’t find what I want I go to the net. I also didn't explain what I meant about searching for ICO icons. By searching I meant go on the net, (not my system) while I am looking for a special type of picture for an icon. I bought a program once that was supposed to turn any picture into a ico, but it didn’t work.
 

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I'm not even sure what type those graphics are in the dll, just that they called icons.
This link offers to convert online if you have a very special picture you want to use.? https://www.zamzar.com/convert/png-to-ico/
IrfanView will convert as well

I'd Google for dll files for icons as well?

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I'm not even sure what type those graphics are in the dll, just that they called icons.
This link offers to convert online if you have a very special picture you want to use.? https://www.zamzar.com/convert/png-to-ico/
IrfanView will convert as well

I'd Google for dll files for icons as well?

HTH
converter didn't work. I am sure it's something I am doing wrong. It supposedly converted it but when I tried to use it on my desk top Win would not accept it. Thanks for trying. dll not my bag. I stay away from system. Scares me to death. Again, thanks for trying
 

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Dick,
I just tried a png I had to hand for that online site and it worked for me?
 

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I just tried a png I had to hand for that online site and it worked for me?
Did you use it as a icon on your desktop and are using Win 10. The online site said it converted the PNG to ICO but my Win 10 would not accept it.
 

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Yes, I used it for a pdf file on my desktop. As you can see that is not a pdf icon. I am also on win10 2004
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Let me try that. How do you put a pdf file on desk top?
I didn't. I just created a shortcut and picked a file (happened to be a pdf file) from my temp folder. Then I used the Change Icon button to locate that converted ico file and selected that.

However Desktop is just a folder, so you can copy anything to it. However be aware, if your are used to deleting what are normally shotcuts, you can come a cropper if you delete the icon, which is in fact the actual file, so I tend to stick to shortcuts. the arrow will indicate a shortcut.
 

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Let me try that. How do you put a pdf file on desk top?
My Desk top Total Mess
I didn't. I just created a shortcut and picked a file (happened to be a pdf file) from my temp folder. Then I used the Change Icon button to locate that converted ico file and selected that.

However Desktop is just a folder, so you can copy anything to it. However be aware, if your are used to deleting what are normally shotcuts, you can come a cropper if you delete the icon, which is in fact the actual file, so I tend to stick to shortcuts. the arrow will indicate a shortcut.
good advise
 

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I think you have some catching up to do? :D

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