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File Icons

This is a community project. The aim is to create a large file icon collection with a coherent style. The collection is neither perfect nor complete, yet. Any help is welcome.

All icons are given away to the Public Domain. You can use them in any way you like, with no restrictions.

Download: fileicons.zip


If you want to submit new icons, please follow these rules:

  • the icon should look good on light and dark backgrounds (some existing icons could be improved for this)
  • don't use alpha transparency (we might change this when IE6 is a thing of the past)
  • use the txt.png or file.png as template for your icons
  • use a 16×16 pixel PNG

Alternatively you might be interested in my File Icon Generator.

Notable Uses

The following tools or sites are known to use the icon set.