Changing Shortcut Icon for DOS Program

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by PaulRS, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. PaulRS

    PaulRS Guest

    When I set up a Desktop shortcut for a DOS program, the "Properties"
    (sub-Program) can select an icon, but the shortcut itself as it sits
    the desktop will not reflect that icon. There is no changing of the
    icon for the shortcut itself that points to this program. Windows
    Vista Home Basic SP1
    Any solution??

    PaulRS, Mar 3, 2009
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  2. PaulRS

    PaulB Guest

    The way to do this is to:

    Right click on the desktop and select new.
    Then select shortcut.
    Type cmd.exe /c (path to program)
    example - cmd.exe /c G:\data\r5k\rbase.exe
    Then next and name the shortcut.
    Select finish
    Then right click on the shortcut icon and select properties.
    Then set the location for the program to start in.
    My example - G:\data\r5k
    Then change the icon
    Change icon to what you want.

    Good luck.
    PaulB, Mar 3, 2009
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  3. PaulRS

    PaulRS Guest

    Thanks, this works for a straightforward DOS program. I also have a
    DOS program that needs some adjustment by way of a PIF. When point to
    the PIF, I get an error. Any guidelines here?

    PaulRS, Mar 3, 2009
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    PaulB Guest

    Hi Paul,
    I really haven't used that in a long time and I'm not sure. I'll give it
    some thought.
    PaulB, Mar 4, 2009
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