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This section will try to give answers to some common problems when using IcoFX.


Restore Default Configuration

To restore the original configuration of IcoFX first stop IcoFX. Then delete the configuration file of IcoFX named config.cfg. The file is located under the following folder:

  • Windows XP: C:\ Documents And Settings \ "username" \ Application Data \ IcoFX2 \ Settings
  • Windows Vista/7: C:\ Users \ "username" \ AppData \ Roaming \ IcoFX2 \ Settings

Where "username" is your login name. Be sure that hidden files are visible. Restart IcoFX.

Info:If you are using the portable version of IcoFX then the Settings folder is located in the installation folder of IcoFX.


Restore Default Shortcut Keys

To restore the original shortcut keys of IcoFX first stop IcoFX. Then delete the last used shortcut key file of IcoFX named Last.key. The file is located under the following folder:

  • Windows XP: C:\ Documents And Settings \ "username" \ Application Data \ IcoFX2 \ Settings
  • Windows Vista/7: C:\ Users \ "username" \ AppData \ Roaming \ IcoFX2 \ Settings

Where "username" is your login name. Be sure that hidden files are visible. Restart IcoFX.

Info:If you are using the portable version of IcoFX then the Settings folder is located in the installation folder of IcoFX.


Extract Macintosh files from *.sit files

You must use a software called Stuffit Expander to extract the icons from the sit archive. After you have extracted the icons you can open them with IcoFX.


How to change Macintosh icons (for Mac users)

The problem is that the icns icon files do not have a preview (they do not show their own icon in the Get Info window). You can use a freeware tool called icns2icon to set the preview of the icon. After that you can copy and paste the icon from one Get Info window to the other.


Cannot assign file extensions under Windows XP

To assign file extensions to IcoFX you must be logged in as an administrator, or a user who has rights to write to the registry.


Cannot assign file extensions under Windows Vista/ Windows 7

To assign file extensions to IcoFX you must be logged in as an administrator, or a user who has rights to write to the registry. You must also run the application as an administrator:

  • Right click on the application shortcut and select Properties.
  • In the Properties window, click on the "Advanced" button.
  • Here check the "Run as administrator" checkbox.
  • Close both windows

Cannot customize the icon of a folder

If IcoFX does not have write permission to a folder then you will see the "Cannot customize folder!" error message. A typical example for this is the "C:\windows" folder. To customize such folders make sure to run IcoFX as an administrator. On Windows 7 you can do this by right clicking the shortcut icon of IcoFX and select "Run as administrator" from the popup menu.


The "Store settings in application folder" checkbox is disabled on the Preferences dialog

In order to make IcoFX portable the user must have write permission on the IcoFX installation folder.

On Windows Vista and 7 users don't have write permission on the "Program Files" folder. To be able to make IcoFX portable first copy the IcoFX folder to another location where you have write permission. After this the "Store settings in application folder" checkbox will be enabled and IcoFX can be made portable.


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