How to Make Own Icons

by Greyson Ferguson

Icons are created on your computer desktop to allow easy access to specific programs. The icons act as gateways to the program, so once they are open the actual program opens; however, when you delete the icon the program remains while only the icon is removed. You can create icons for anything in your computer, from files and programs to simple pictures and word documents.

Open "My Computer."

Select the "C:" drive. You can create programs from any drive or device, but most program files are stored in the "C:" drive.

Navigate to the folder, program, file or image for which you want to create an icon.

Right-click the file. This will bring up a pull-down menu. From the menu, select "Create Desktop Icon." Once you click this, the desktop icon will be made.

Close out "My Computer." You will be able to see the new icon. If you want to change the name of the icon you can right-click the icon and select "Rename." Now type in what you would like the icon to be called and hit "Enter." This will save the changes to the new icon.

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About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces TheDailyUpbeat.com, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.