1.    29 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 69
    Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit

    How do I change the icon symbol/picture on desktop to my own jpg?

    I know that if you go under properties there are a lot of icons to choose from. I want a picture that I downloaded since I accidently deleted the .ico file in my download folder. It's a shortcut to a program. Of course I emptied the recycle bin!
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  2.    29 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 170
    Windows 10

    Redownload the picture you deleted, then go to one of the many websites which change jpegs to icon files. Put your icon in a place which is safe, then do the change icon procedure which you know about, choosing your icon file.
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  3.    29 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 69
    Windows 10 Home Edition 64 bit

    Thank you!
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