How to Convert an Executable File Into a Screensaver
This will give you a brief introduction on how-to create a screensaver from an existing application.
- Open the Folder containing the file that you wish to convert, using Windows Explorer.
- In Explorer, if you cannot see the extension of the file (for example, “program.exe”; the extension is after the final decimal: “exe”, this is sometimes hidden, usually by default), follow these steps:
- Click ‘Tools’, then ‘Folder Options’ in the Menu near the window’s title.
- Click the ‘View’ tab in the new window that appeared.
- You may not need to scroll down, but if you do not see “Hide extensions for known file types” in the list underneath the “Advanced Settings” label then you’ll need to scroll to find it, once you do see it, uncheck it.
- Click “OK” (or “Apply” then close the window)
- “Highlight” (or “Select”) the file you wish to convert (usually by single-clicking it), or alternatively just right-click it.
- If you right-clicked the File; select “Rename” in the popup menu that appears, if you only selected the file, press F2 (read the next step before doing this step).
- Change the extension from .exe to .scr.
- Right-click the File and select: “Install”.