How to download and use an icon

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How to download and use an icon?

Icons on this web site and elsewhere on the internet are available either as individual .ico files or as zipped collections of multiple .ico files.

How to download a single icon?

Individual icons can be downloaded by clicking on a large blue "Download" button (with a floppy disk image) that is available on the web page with icon details.

Individual icons can also be downloaded by clicking a small floppy disk links on icon set pages.

In any case, after you click the link, the next action depends on the web browser you are using and how is that web browser configures. There are two typical scenarios:

  • A small window pops up asking you what you want to do with the downloaded file. Choose to "Save" it. (Do NOT choose to "Open" it.) After you have made that choice, your browser may ask you where to save the icon or it may save it to a predefined folder.
  • The file is automatically downloaded to a predefined location.

Now you must locate the file on your computer. If you do not know the location of the file, please consult the help section of your web browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, etc.). Typically, you will find the file somewhere in your Documents folder. In some cases, the file will be shown in your web browser and you can drag and drop it to a location of your choice.

If you have successfully downloaded a file, you'll end up with an .ico file in a folder of your choice.

How to download an icon sets?

All icons in a single icon set can be downloaded at once. To do this click a large round blue button with the icon set identifier.

After clicking the button, follow the same instructions as when downloading an individual .ico file.

You'll end up with a .zip file with all icons of the selected icon set.

You need to extract the individual .ico files before you can use them. There are several ways to extract the icons. For example, right-click the .zip file, select "Extract All" from the context menu and then follow the wizard.

Using the icons

Icons can be used to customize shortcuts, folders or USB sticks. You can also create tiny shortcuts to web pages with embedded icons using this free online tool.

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user icon vykcasual registered user on June 22nd 2018

We have the file. How do you go about changing an icon, replacing it with one you've already downloaded.

If you have Windows 10, just follow what the anonymous poster posted on July 14th:
Go to Settings and Click Personalize.

Go to Themes, and on the right (or wherever it's organized for you), something should say "Related settings", and below that, "Desktop Icon Settings".

Just as Anon said

In the Desktop Icon Settings window, select the icon of This PC and click Change Icon.
(You'll probably have to click browse, and make sure it is an .ico (an ICON) file.

user icon Anonymous on July 19th 2018

use control panel
there is mouse option click it then it worked ^-^

user icon Anonymous on September 12th 2019

not working plus this seems like an old website they should update it soon! :-D |-) |-) |-) :-o 8-) :-( ;-) :-)

user icon Anonymous on October 26th 2019

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user icon Anonymous on December 18th 2019

suck it

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user icon Anonymous
Vista & Win 7 icons
What about ICL files?
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