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Shortcut Searching for .dll File

by Kirke2 / November 1, 2009 8:28 PM PST

Hi, and may I, in advance, Thankyou for your time

I've recently created a document (excel 2007) and wanted to create a different icon for that perticular file, so I designed the Icon in powerpoint 2007 and exported it as a PNG file. I then used the website " " to convert it into a icon file (.ico) (it wasn't my origional plan. at first i tried to use the visual basic of the file to change it -
at shown by the following website " " but i had no idea how to 'kick' a file, or what 'kicking' means.
Because of this I created a shortcut to the excel file, and tried to change the icon (the button at the bottom of the 'Properties' window) and browsed to the .ico file (C:\Documents and Settings\George\My Documents\My Pictures\ro) and selected the .ico file. However, it comes up with the following message "The File C:\Documents and Settings\George\My Documents\My Pictures\ro\Picture11.ico contains no icons"

any suggestions would be welcome

Thanks once again for your time, and I apologise if this seems a bit if an essay


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Sorry, what OS?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 1, 2009 10:11 PM PST

For example, in Windows 7, Vista I'm having to change the code from C:\Documents and Settings to C:\Users or I get failures. I have no idea if this applies to your setup. I missed where you reveal the OS.

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by Kirke2 / November 2, 2009 12:20 AM PST
In reply to: Sorry, what OS?

Sorry about that.
I'm running windows XP Professional - Service Pack 3

Thanks for your time

oh yes, and the excel is version 2007

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An Alternitave
by Kirke2 / November 2, 2009 12:25 AM PST

just a suggestion as I have no idea how to do it - but maybe adding the icon to 'Shell 32' - Anyone have any ideas on how to do it?

Thanks once again

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