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    convert .sit to .ico

    Does anyone know what I need to convert this?

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    Are you trying to convert MAC icon files to windows
    If so I used StuffIt Expander. Which allows you to open .sit files and convert them to .zips, if your just wanting to be able to access such files this will do it for you

    http://www.stuffit.com/expander/winindex.html
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    Ok. I got them unzipped. I found out that I need Iconshop - so I DL that - I'm still studying it. I need to go further and convert to .ico. I Have not learned how to use it yet.. Thanks...........

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    Here's how to do it using Stuffit Expander lynchknot, you will also need IconWorkshop which you can get from here

    1. Setup Stuffit Expander

    You will need to setup Stuffit Expander to properly extract Macintosh files with resource forks from stuffit archives. If Expander is not setup properly, icons files may have a length of zero bytes after being expanded.

    Launch Aladdin Expander
    Choose Options from the Edit menu.
    Click on the Cross Platform tab.
    Chose the following settings:
    Convert Text files to Windows Format: Never
    Save Macintosh Files in MacBinary Format: Always
    Add File Extension: Never
    Click OK
    This setup process only needs to be done once. You can skip this step the next time you convert Mac OS X icons to the format that Windows XP uses.

    2. Extract Icon using Stuffit Expander
    Drag and drop the downloaded file i.e xxx.sit.hqx onto the Stuffit Expander application icon. Extract the icon into the same place where you downloaded the file. Stuffit Expander will create two items: a SIT file called xxx.sit and a folder called xxx.

    3. Rename Icon
    Open the xxx folder. Inside is a subdirectory called The Icons. Open that folder and you will see 3 files. The file named 'xxx' is the actual icon file. Rename it to 'xxx.icns'. If the file already has the .icns extension you can simply leave it alone.

    4. Open the Icon in IconWorkshop
    If files with the .icns extension are properly recognized by Windows XP, you can simply double-click to open them in IconWorkshop. If not, launch the IconWorkshop program and select Open from the File menu. Locate and open the xxx.icns file.

    5. Save the Icon as a Windows .ICO File
    Once xxx.icns is open, save the file into the .ico format. To do this, select Save As from the File menu and set the Type to .ico. IconWorkshop will save the icon with the alpha channels preserved, allowing for transparency effects.

    That is all there is to it! Once Mac OS X icons are converted to the .ico format, they can be used in Windows like any native icon.
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    Thanks Zero, i'm attempting it now.

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    hey.. think I've seen you @ xp-erience.org before lynchknot? anways.. I have a complete tutorial on my site on how to convert mac icons to windows xp

    My Tutorial: http://www.dotcomguy.ganai.net/tutorials.htm

    Another Tutroial(not mine): http://iconica.freeplace.net/tutorials.htm.. go to the tutorial for converting icons.

    One more: http://xicons.com/articles/winxp.php

    hope this helps you out.

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    Hey thanks o_87, i'll bookmark the sites.

    heh! iv'e been to your site a few times - picking up stuff.

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    glad I could help you out

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    very informative great tutorials...got it for save keeping.



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