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I Would Like To Change My Created Windows 7's Desktop's System Restore Point Script Icon Image To The Windows System Restore Icon Image Shortcut?

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Hello. I have a technical question to ask you.

I have created a system restore script icon on my desktop for my Windows 7 operating system using a already created script. I used this website for the information and instruction:  http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/create-system-restore-point-quickly-using-script-in-windows-7-vista-and-xp/ .

Now, I have this personally ugly script image icon that I would like to customize (if I can).  Please see the attached screen image clipping for details and clarity. I have been to the "properties" settings for this particular desktop system restore script icon and found that there is no "Customize" tab in the "properties" settings that make it possible to change the icon image.

I know the Windows 7 default image for script icon images is indeed represented by this attached screen image clipping below, but there must be a way to modify *ONLY THIS ONE* script icon image for my desktop system restore script  icon to something more Microsoft Windows 7 representational like the Windows System Restore icon image that is shown in the "System Tools" folder in the Start Menu "All Programs" listing. Also I would like to  affix the small Windows shortcut symbol image to it in the lower left corner of the Windows System Restore icon image for my desktop.

Please provide me any inherent (using utilities or features within my Windows 7 operating system) as a means to change this Windows script icon image on my desktop to a Windows System Restore icon image as shortcut, or the use of a third party program to install in order to achieve the same desired results.    

Please provide your own detailed steps with suggestions, hints, and tips; and/or the best possible  well written, detailed and documented website links hopefully with images and demonstrations along with the instructions.

DO NOT USE LMGTFY.com or similar-like web links in your reply. I consider its use very unprofessional for EE experts. If you do, you will not get acknowledged and receive no credit.

Please reply.

Thank you!
 Create System Restore Point - Script Icon Image On Desktop
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1.  Right click on the file, select "Create shortcut".
2.  Right click on the newly created shortcut, click Properties, then click the "Change Icon" button.
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@ Papertrip:

Hello. Nice to meet you! Thank you for your comment!

Yes, I never would of guessed you can turn a script into a shortcut rather simply, but an big issue still remains. I still have the old Windows 7 default image for the script icon remaining on my desktop.  I thought of deleting it, but when I placed it first into my recycle bin without physically deleting it from the recycle bin; I lost the file association or connection to the script itself and when I executed the new shortcut you help me make, it does not work unless I "restore the file". Please see the image screen clipping below regarding the Windows message when I execute the newly created Windows System Restore icon image shortcut. Obviously, I want the script icon gone and not on my desktop too. So how do I go about just having a working Windows System Restore icon shortcut ONLY on my desktop you helped create for me without the script icon image there too?

Oh, reading the Windows message below, I do not want to have to recreate the Windows script icon  itself on my desktop each time when I run my newly created Windows System Restore icon shortcut.

Please reply.

Thank you!
 Problem With Shortcut - Windows System Restore Icon Image Shortcut
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That is almost as easy to do as the first question :)

Create a directory someplace, like C:\scripts, and put the actual script in there -- doesn't really matter where you put it, but remember the full path.

Then, right click on the shortcut you created which should still be on your desktop, goto Properties, and in the Shortcut tab where you changed the icon, put the full path of where you copied the script into the "Target" field, including the script name.  So it would be like "C:\scripts\createsrp.vbs" without the quotes.

That's all!
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@ Papertrip:

Hello again. Thank you for your prompt comment!

I see! Thank you! Now everthing looks great -- that is, neat and tidy!

Again, thank you!

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@ Papertrip:

Hello again.

I have awarded your first response as the "Accepted Solution" since it is the first answer to directly associate a connection between a script file and a shortcut file as the answer and solution regarding my initial post in this question/thread.  However, to 'completely' answer my initial post, I have to also award your second response as the continuation of the answer/solution to my question/thread as well. Your second response will be awarded the "Assisted Solution". I have split the total 500 points into 300 for your first response (you directly link the answer as I just said above) and 200 points for your second response since both parts are necessary in order to 'completely' answer my question/thread.

Again, thank you!!!
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