1. Create a folder
to hold your icons
- Open FolderMagic and make sure the "Choose An Icon" tab is
2. Name your folder
3. Add icons to your folder
FolderMagic to add icons
Using your new collection
- In the screen cap below, you can see how I've changed the standard folder icon for "Internet" to my new Rocky icon from the Bullwinkle collection I created myself.
5. Important stuff you should know
You cannot drag icons from the web into FolderMagic. Icons are files with an .ico extension which cannot be viewed directly in a Web browser. Icons sites show icons in .gif format which are not icons. The .gif format allows the Icon Web site to show you what the icons look like but you cannot use .gifs as icons. Icons must me in .ico format. Make sure you download the icons in .ico format
The only kind of icons that work well in Windows XP and Windows Vista are multi-format (or complex) icons. Multi-format icons are .ico files that contain several different sizes. This allows Windows to resize icons on your computer to larger or smaller sizes without distorting. If you notice icons that you've downloaded have fuzzy edges when you use them in FolderMagic to change the icons of folders on your computer, they probably are not multi-format icons. Most sites which sell or distribute icons will mention if they are multi-format icons. Multi-format icons are the only icons you can use that will resize without distorting. Keep this in mind when searching for or purchasing icons on the Web.
FolderMagic works with Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000, Windows XP Home, Media, and Professional
and Windows Vista.
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