Solved Smaller icon won't take to the desktop


Hi again;

I have two icons both of the same thing. For some reason, the large icon is the only one that wants to go onto the desktop and allow me to associate a website shortcut link to it.

I want the smaller icon to represent the shortcut.

How do I do this?

I believe the reason for this problem stems fro the fact that the larger icon is a .ico image while the smaller image is a .png image.

Unfortunately, I am having trouble converting that .png image to a .ico image using the - Convert .PNG format files to .ICO or .ICO format files to .PNG : Windows Vista compatible icons that I have used before. Maybe I am not doing it right. In which case, maybe someone can tell me what I have done wrong?

I just tried to add the icons as an attachment so you could see what I am doing but unfortunately only the smaller icon (the .png image) would upload. The larger image (the .ico image) would not. It is listed as Invalid File. This does not compute!

I await any replies and help.


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I just pasted this reply here from the other thread about your link:

Actually the link you provided, I have looked at before. I find that this method allows only three size changes in icon size and that it usually disrupts the placement of all the icons on your desktop with each size change you initiate.

It is a quick fix icon change. What I am looking for is something more intricate and individualized for each individual icon.

Also, I just tried downloading the again and ran the .png image through it. It came out right (a .ico image) but when I want to put it in my folder where I want to keep it, whereas it was a 16X16 pixel image, it suddenly became a larger 32X32 pixel image and went into the folder that way.

I don't know why it is doing that. This may be the crux of my problem, I'm not sure.


OK. I don't know why things were happening the way they were but I decided to find new icons and to work with them. I have since been able to make things work normally.

I deleted the troublesome icons and started with fresh ones and things worked like normal. That's not to say that bad things won't happen again but when they do, I'll be back in touch.