It’s no doubt that Microsoft’s Windows is right now the most used desktop operating system. Windows 10 provides more features and customization options than every other desktop OS. If you have been using Windows 10 for a while, then you might know that the OS allows you to change the icons.

You can directly change the icons from the desktop shortcut properties. However, have you ever thought about creating your own icons for Windows 10? Actually, it’s possible, but you need to use more than one tool for that.

Steps to Create Custom Icons in Windows 10

In this article, we have decided to share a working method to create an icon on Windows 10 computer. To create custom icons, we will use the Paint 3D Windows app. So, let’s check out how to make a custom icon in Windows 10.

Step 1. First of all, click on the Start button and search for ‘Paint 3D’.

search for 'Paint 3D'

Step 2. Open Paint 3D from the list and then click on the ‘New.’

click on the 'New'

Step 3. You need to set both the Width and Height of the canvas to 32×32

set both the Width and Height of the canvas to 32x32

Step 4. Make sure to Enable the ‘Transparent Canvas’ option.

Enable the 'Transparent Canvas' option

Step 5. Now you need to draw a picture on your icon’s canvas. If you don’t want to draw, you can use 2D shapes.

2D Shapes

Step 6. Similarly, Paint 3D also lets you add stickers. Just click on the ‘Stickers’ option to access all available stickers.


Step 7. When you have finished designing your icon, click on ‘Menu > Save As > Image.’ Make sure to save the image in PNG format.

Save the image in PNG format

Step 8. Now head to this website and convert your image to the ICO format.

convert your image to the ICO format

Step 9. Your icon is ready. You need to right-click on any shortcut icon and select ‘Properties. Under the Properties, select the ‘Customize’ tab and browse the ICO file that you have downloaded in the above step.

Browse the ICO file that you have downloaded

Step 10. Finally, click on the ‘Ok’ button and then on ‘Apply.’

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can create an icon on Windows 10 computer.

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