Make Windows Icon Files With Photoshop

This is how to make windows icon files with photoshop.
It is a simple process like just making an image but you need a plug-in.
Attached is the Plug-in.

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Step 1: Open Explorer

Go to C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop CS2\Plug-Ins\File Formats\
Put the plugin given at the beginning in there.
Then Open Photoshop

Step 2: Edit Like Normal File

Just make what you want the icon to be.
You probably want to start with a transparent background.

Step 3: Save As .ICO

Save the file as an .ICO file.

Step 4: Apply Icon

1.Go to a folder or shortcut and right click and press properties.
2.Then go to the customize tab.
3. Then press "Change Icon..."
4.Then find your icon and press ok through.

Step 5: Done

Done
Look at that sweet Smiley Icon

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    Applephx

    2 years ago

    Lucky, make sure you have the right version (64 or 32-bit) You could also try going to Photoshop Plug-In settings and setting the 'plugin' folder (which you placed the plugin) as an alternate plugin folder--just to be sure PS6 is looking in the right place. Good luck.

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    LuckyL3

    3 years ago on Introduction

    I've been doing the instructions, it's not working :( i'm using PS6, i have downloaded the ICOFormat and place it in the plug-ins and file formats, followed the instructions above, restart my pc and it's not working still. :( please help me :) thanks.

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    ca6LuckyL3

    Reply 3 years ago

    This may be a bit outdated, you can find more recent plugins for windows files here http://www.telegraphics.com.au/svn/icoformat/trunk/dist/README.html

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    jonobugs

    3 years ago

    Thanks! One important piece of information:

    Make sure that your icon is less than 256 pixels (both width and height) otherwise the ICO option will not appear in your save as menu.

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    Hemuraje

    5 years ago on Introduction

    How to save ICON file in Windows8. I am using Photoshop CS2

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    Beest921

    6 years ago on Introduction

    You are awesome! I've been trying to do this for years! Thanks!

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    dmartin22

    7 years ago on Step 3

    sorry, "additional module - entrypoint"

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    dmartin22

    7 years ago on Step 3

    i cant save it as .ico it pops up saying it could find to "zusatz modul" (additional module)

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    ofaruk

    7 years ago on Step 5

    I was searching for this for long time, uncountable thanks for full filling my requirement.

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    For You

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Hi .,
    Its not working for me ., i am using Adobe Photoshop CS5 x32 Pre-Release Portable ., and i have copied the pulig-in to FILE FORMAT folder and remane the plugin to ICO.8bi ., still am not getting an option to save as ".ICO" ., please help me .,

    thanks in advance.,

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    donghaeleeFor You

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    hey just try to download it once again, i mean, with my site suggestion. then try to check on your "about plug in" in your photoshop toolbar "help". if you see icon(windows) on the list then it's work.good luck!

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    donghaelee

    7 years ago on Introduction

    well actually i never tried yours,,but i get my plug-in for save as an .ico with my photosop in this site http://www.telegraphics.com.au/sw/ by the way i use photosop CS version 8.0

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    seth21

    8 years ago on Step 5

    ahoy there!!! ive tried to save my file AND it FAILS to SAVE. it says file could not be saved *blahblah* because of a DISK ERROR.... so please help?
    thanks in advance