Help need to change Mac Icons to Windows Icons

Help need to change Mac Icons to Windows Icons

Post by Robert Owen Rai » Wed, 02 Nov 1994 13:05:20

Just like it says I need help to change Mac Icons to Windows Icons. If there
is a program that will do this let me know. My access to Mac's is limited but
I can get on if needed. I have archived hqx files some people suggested binhex
but the windose version didn't work. If you have done this please help. I have
full Access to IBM PC clone and Amiga. And limited access to Mac and Unix
station. Please don't hate me because I'm multi-platformed I have to be to fix
them all. You guys have got the best icons Please share them with us less

Thanks in advance  

Only Amiga Makes it Happen                   Bob Raine    
The computer for the creative mind              Michigan State University
Make Up Your Own Mind                           Physics Astronomy Dept.



Help need to change Mac Icons to Windows Icons

Post by Peter L » Thu, 03 Nov 1994 07:37:52

I assume by "icon" you mean is the desktop icon. I did that just a few
days ago. No automatic way to do this.

You need:
Mac- any painting program that can save graphics as .bmp file (e.g.,
PC- Windows PaintBrush, IconWorks (downloaded from

copy the icon from "Get Info" and paste it to Photoshop. Save it as bmp
format. Copy the the file to a PC disk. (AccessPC, DOS Mounter, PC
Exchange reads PC disks)
On the PC side, open the file with PaintBrush, copy-and-paste it to
IconWorks. Save it as .ico file, and you can access the icon using
"browse" from "Change Icon" in properties menu.

Good luck,

Peter Liu


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