September 16th, 2002, 01:06 AM
convert .sit to .ico
Does anyone know what I need to convert this?
September 16th, 2002, 01:13 AM
September 16th, 2002, 01:55 AM
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
September 16th, 2002, 02:15 AM
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...........
September 16th, 2002, 02:28 AM
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
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.
September 16th, 2002, 02:40 AM
Thanks Zero, i'm attempting it now.
September 17th, 2002, 02:05 AM
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.
September 17th, 2002, 02:10 AM
Hey thanks o_87, i'll bookmark the sites.
heh! iv'e been to your site a few times - picking up stuff.
September 17th, 2002, 02:13 AM
glad I could help you out
September 17th, 2002, 02:58 AM
very informative great tutorials...got it for save keeping.