When you create a shortcut, Windows automatically uses the application icon or file type icon as the default image. You can easily change this to which ever icon you would rather have in a few simple steps.

First, right click on the shortcut and select Properties:

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Then click Shortcut and then Change Icon:

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This next window lets you Browse your drive for a file with the icon you wish to use. For example, you could use a new application as the icon or download an "ico" file from the internet to use:

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Once you are done, click OK to return to the file which will now have the new icon you selected:

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Ian, Mar 10, 2008
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