Excel Desktop Icons: Changing Possible ?

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  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Hello,

    Using Excel 2007 and Windows 7

    Have a pretty fair number of spreadsheets, and their icons, on my
    desktop by now.

    A few of them are most important, and used often.

    Not too important, but was wondering if there is any easy way
    to make their icons "distinctive" ?

    e.g., rather than the default MS Excel icon, having it come up in a
    different unique color perhaps ?

    Or, a different icon alltogether ?

    Or, ?

    Thanks,
    Bob
     
    Bob, Jun 25, 2010
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  2. Re: Excel Desktop Icons: Changing Possible ?

    On Jun 25, 8:56 pm, Bob <> wrote:
    > Hello,
    >
    > Using Excel 2007 and Windows 7
    >
    > Have a pretty fair number of spreadsheets, and their icons, on my
    > desktop by now.
    >
    > A few of them are most important, and used often.
    >
    > Not too important, but was wondering if there is any easy way
    > to make their icons "distinctive" ?
    >
    > e.g., rather than the default MS Excel icon, having it come up in a
    > different unique color perhaps ?
    >
    > Or, a different icon alltogether ?
    >
    > Or, ?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Bob


    Right click on the icon / Properties / Shortcut tab / Change
    icon . . .

    Select one of your choice and hit OK.
     
    trip_to_tokyo, Jun 26, 2010
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  3. Bob

    Bob Guest

    From OP: Re: Excel Desktop Icons: Changing Possible ?

    Hi,

    Thank you.
    Just what I was looking for.

    BTW: any other (free) icon files available besides these that are
    packaged with Windows 7 ?

    Thanks again,
    Bob
    --------------------------

    On 6/26/2010 5:15 AM, trip_to_tokyo wrote:
    > On Jun 25, 8:56 pm, Bob<> wrote:
    >> Hello,
    >>
    >> Using Excel 2007 and Windows 7
    >>
    >> Have a pretty fair number of spreadsheets, and their icons, on my
    >> desktop by now.
    >>
    >> A few of them are most important, and used often.
    >>
    >> Not too important, but was wondering if there is any easy way
    >> to make their icons "distinctive" ?
    >>
    >> e.g., rather than the default MS Excel icon, having it come up in a
    >> different unique color perhaps ?
    >>
    >> Or, a different icon alltogether ?
    >>
    >> Or, ?
    >>
    >> Thanks,
    >> Bob

    >
    > Right click on the icon / Properties / Shortcut tab / Change
    > icon . . .
    >
    > Select one of your choice and hit OK.
    >
    >
     
    Bob, Jun 26, 2010
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  4. Bob

    ken Guest

    Re: From OP: Re: Excel Desktop Icons: Changing Possible ?

    Bob wrote:

    > BTW: any other (free) icon files available besides these that are
    > packaged with Windows 7 ?


    Dunno if Windows 7 icons are specific to that version, but earlier
    versions had squillions of icons available via a google search. I'd
    hazard a guess that google will be your friend in this instance too :)

    See ya
    Ken
     
    ken, Jun 30, 2010
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  5. Bob

    wejsmith

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    This only works if the icon you want to change is a shortcut. If it is a file icon, you can't change it this way.
     
    wejsmith, Mar 30, 2014
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    dariusd7

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    Thanks for clearing that up.. This is a good piece of information..Thanks everyone.
     
    dariusd7, Jan 26, 2015
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