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 Anonymous on September 16th 2016

I cant find step one :-( :-o

user icon Anonymous on September 30th 2016

Wait where is step one ;-)

user icon Anonymous on October 16th 2016

how do i use it

user icon Anonymous on January 10th

So confused |-) |-) |-)

user icon Anonymous on February 9th

Cool :-)

user icon Anonymous on February 17th

An awful guide. It doesn't answer the question we all want to know: What do we do once we have the .ico file.

user icon Anonymous on April 28th

I think you can use it to be the icon for a folder or file in windows explorer

user icon Anonymous on May 23rd

how to apply these icons

user icon Anonymous on June 4th

Idk What Program You Need To Download these cursors

user icon Anonymous on July 14th

:-)hi ( WARN9NG THiS METHOD WORKED FOR ME MIGHT NOT FOR YOU)

going to keep this simple

if you have windows 10 this is for you

Step 1: go to This PC, next local disk, then Windows, after that system32, finally create a folder titled the type of icon.

Step 2: extract zip and browse until you reach the new folder that you'd created

Step 3: Press Windows+I to open Settings panel, and click Personalization to access Personalization settings.

Step 4: Tap Change desktop icons on the top left of the Personalization window.

Step 5: In the Desktop Icon Settings window, select the icon of This PC and click Change Icon

:-DGOOD LUCK :-D

user icon Anonymous
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