Vista does not recognize .ico icons

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oldputerguy

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Old XP's icons with .ico are not recognized by Vista? How do I get Vista to accept those old and favorite and customized icons.
 

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For starters - Vista does recognise them. Open default programs in the START menu and select associate a foiletype..etc Scroll down to ICO and set its default, if it does not already have one. PAINT is usually suffcient.
 

oldputerguy

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I did exactly what prescribed ... and changed default to Paint. Rebooted and went back in, selected Properties, then changed Icon but Vista looked at the xxx.ico file and said the file contained no icons.
I am lost.
Nick
 

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Try Evandil's link. But I think this will lead you back to where you started. Anyway.I have been trying it out and PAINT won't do it. My Vista default is Windows Photo Gallery, which does work. If you do not have that, select you favourite graphics program (Photoshop etc) and use that. Otherwise, open your graphgics program and make sure it is customised to open *.ico files.
 
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