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this page is the most helpful I have found so far, I need to make a desktop icon suitbale for a mac and PC that links straight to my web page. I want to be able to put this onto disc so I can send it out to people to just drag onto their desktop or install. Any suggestions on where I start looking or how I do it?
I created a shortcut as you instructed. Now I want to use a different icon for the shortcut. How?
Hi Leo, I can get the shortcut to appear on my desktop, but when I click on it I get the error message which says 'this file does not have a program associated with it. Create an association in the Folders Option control panel.' I have tried going in to Folder Options, but I can not find the relevant section ???? I am running windows XP. Steve
I clicked on my desktop, but could not find "new shorcut",only shortcut comes on, and that does not work
To those who keep asking how to create a custom icon to go with your new shortcut:
1. Using a graphics editing program resize the image you want to use to 32x32 and save it to a directory you won't forget. Most important, make sure to save the image as a .ico file. Google for graphics software that can do it - lots of free ones out there.
2. Next, right click your new shortcut and select "Properties". You'll see an option to "Change Icon". Simply browse to where your .ico is. That's it.
You are amazing. I did exactly what you said about adding shortcut for hotmail and now I the icon on my desktop and it works. Thans sooooooo much.
hi, i no you can get an icon the way you sugested but how do you get that web pages logo regards john
I'm looking for the answer to a question asked about the article above ...what to do when i get this message and can't open? "File does not have a folder associated with it...create??"
Hi Leo, When I click some shortcuts on my desktop that take me to a web site, I get the error message which says - "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Create an association in the Folders Option control panel." Other desktop icons such as IE, open fine. I have tried many things to resolve this including renewing the icon, but I still have the problem. I am running windows XP. I see that this question has been asked before, it must be a common problem. Thanks, Chuck
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