This solution appears to work at first, but all it does for me is
crash CS4 every time I try to save in .ico format.
Message was edited by: JohnDoe10
Ok this solution worked for me once I rebooted Thanks qu1j0t3's
I am currently working with Photoshop CS4 on Windows XP SP3. After reading through each of the noted solutions, I have tried each one until I found a solution that was viable. Although I have two units with the same OS and application, the solution that worked for me on the unit that was experiencing the issue was installing the new *.ico application. After the first use, it worked; but the second use crashed the application. After a reboot, it seems to work fine.
Thank you all for your efforts in helping resolve this issue. I hope this information helps someone else.
Today is 4/11/2011.
I used the .ico plugin 4 days ago without any problem.
Then, suddenly tonight it would not work.
The post above by "Jas_" correctly identifies the problem as a "file permission issue".
I am running Windows 7 64 bit with Photoshop Elements 7.0 and this version of the .ico format plugin.
For some reason the "permissions" for the group "Users" on the ICOFormat.8bi file (located at: \Adobe\Photoshop Elements 7.0\Plug-Ins\File Formats\ICOFormat.8bi) were "read and execute", but not "Full control". once I changed the settings back and restarted the computer, I was able to "save as .ico" again with no problem.
(mostly) STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS for Windows 7:
1. Locate your "ICOFormat.8bi" file
2. Right Click the ICOFormat.8bi File and select Properties.
3. Select the Security Tab
4. Click the "Edit" button beneath the "Group or user names:" box.
5. Click on each group and determine whether the "full control" check box is checked in the "allow" column.
6. If each group does not have "full control", then Click the "allow" box next to "full control" (as long as you're not trying to prohibit a user from using this plugin, that is... >:-)
7. Apply All Changes.
8. Restart your computer.
9. Open you would-be favicon in Photoshop Elements
10 File, Save as -- .ico... Poof! Done! Fixed! Yaay!
I recently went through all this fun stuff, and noticed I was only able to open as an ICO...
Did anyone who is having issues saving it make sure that the file is under 150pixels resolution?
Worked for me...