Right-click the mouse on the image you want to use as the icon of the executable file. Select "Properties" from the context menu. Go to the General tab.
Look at the heading "Type of file" at the top of the window. Check whether the image format ".ICO". Close the Properties window. If the image is great.ICO format, then go back to the desktop and launch the web browser.
Go to the website http://iconverticons.com/. Click on the "Browse" button and select the image file you want to use as the icon. Click on the name of the file and select "OK".
Click the "Convert" button. Wait for new pages converted to icon file picture. Press "Download ICO". Note the folder where will be sent in the converted icon file.
Navigate to the executable file and click the right mouse button. Select "Properties" and navigate to the tab "Shortcut". Click the "Change icon" in the bottom of the window.
Select in the menu "Overview". Find the created iconthat you downloaded previously. Click on the name of the file and click "OK". Select "Apply" to change the icon.
You don't necessarily need to use your own image files to create an icon. If you want to choose one of the standard icons supplied with the operating system, just select by clicking at the file properties the "Change icon" and press "Browse".
If your computer is running an operating system other than Microsoft Windows, the process of changing the icons of a file may be somewhat different. The website http://iconverticons.com/ includes options to convert images to icon with the extension that also supports Mac and Linux system.
Advice 2: How to change the icon to the basket
To display the recycle bin on the desktop there are two pictures that match the basket is empty and contains the deleted files and folders. Configuration options OS Windows give the ability to change both the label and each of them individually.
Start the control panel of the computer. To do this, open the main menu on the "start" button and select "control Panel".
If you are using Windows operating system 7, the input search query, enter the word "personalize" in the search results, click "Personalize".In Windows Vista the link "Personalize page "appearance and personalization" in control panel.
Click "Change desktop icons" in the left pane of personalization.
If you are using Windows XP, the previous steps it is necessary to replace such a sequence of actions:- right-click the mouse on the empty space on the desktop and select the context menu "Properties";- click on the tab "desktop" and click "customize desktop".
Click the icon "recycle Bin (full) or recycle Bin (empty)" in the list of shortcuts on the desktop and click "Change". Window opens look for an icon to replace the selected image basket. Icons can be extracted from the library files with the extension. dll or. EXE files with. exe extension. In addition, there is a type of file specifically designed to store images icons. It has the extension ico and unlike. exe and. dll only contains one image.
Locate in your computer the image to replace the selected icon and click OK. Repeat this for the second icon to the recycle bin, if you want to change both labels.
There is another way to change the icon of recycle bin on the desktop. Is it the change of theme - in this case will be replaced all icons are provided in a new topic, including the basket. However this is not possible in any operating system - for example, Windows 7 "Starter" has no such option.