Windows 10: Extract Icon from File in Windows

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  1. WinLatest New Member

    Extract Icon from File in Windows


    How to: Extract Icon from File in Windows

    How to Extract Icon from File in Windows


    You can use the free IconViewer utility program to view and save the icons contained within files, such as executable files and dynamic link libraries (DLLs).

    When IconViewer is installed, it will add an Icons tab to the properties page of any file that contain icons.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to install IconViewer, all users will be able to use the Icons tab in the properties page of files that contain icons.

    This tutorial will show you how to extract icons from files to save as a ICO, BMP, or PNG file in Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10.


    Here's How:

    1. If you haven't already, you will need to download and install the 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) version of 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Windows. (see screenshot below)
    Download


    Extract Icon from File in Windows [​IMG]

    2. Right click on the file (ex: "imageres.dll") you want to extract (save) an icon from, and click/tap on Properties. (see screenshot below)

    Extract Icon from File in Windows [​IMG]

    3. Perform the following actions: (see screenshot below)
    1) Click/tap on the Icons tab.

    2) Select an available icon you want to extract and save.

    3) Select an available pixel size (ex: "256x256") and bit quality (ex: "32-bit") you want for the select icon in Device images.

    4) Click/tap on the Save (floppy disk) icon.


    Extract Icon from File in Windows [​IMG]

    4. Perform the following actions: (see screenshots below)
    1) Navigate to where you want to save the icon file.

    2) Enter a file name you want for the icon file.

    3) Select the Icon (*.ico), Bitmap Image (*.bmp), or PNG image (*.png) file type you want to save the icon file as.

    4) Click/tap on the Save button.


    Extract Icon from File in Windows [​IMG]

    Extract Icon from File in Windows [​IMG]

    5. When you are finished saving icons, click/tap on OK to close the properties page. (see screenshot below)

    Extract Icon from File in Windows [​IMG]


    That's it,
    Shawn

    :)
     
    WinLatest, Jun 6, 2018
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  2. pyramid10 Win User

    Extracting Zip Files


    Are the step-by-step processes identical? That is, the folder extracted from and the folder extracted to belong to the same hierarchical file system structure. If they are, that suggests mildly the Cumulative Update left an electron or two out of place.
     
    pyramid10, Oct 27, 2019
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  3. Extracting Zip Files


    Thanks pyramid10 for your contribution, I ensured that the steps taken and the source and destination folders were the same, in the using zip7 as suggested by BunnyJ resolved all issues for me.
    I am the first to admit that I am a long long way from understanding the intricacies of computers and if truth be told I am now to old anyway to absorb much information.
    Cheers.
     
    croydonian, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Extract Icon from File in Windows

    Custom File Icons?


    I've got a program that creates various file types; some of these are associated with the program and display its icon. Is it possible to keep the file association, but change the icons for some of the associated types so they stand out in a listing?

    If so, then ideally I'd like to extract the icon from the exe, make three slightly different versions, and make these display (at all scales) for the three main file types. Any suggestions for tools to do this? I have Photoshop CS5.
     
    nigelmercier, Oct 27, 2019
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  5. XPEHOPE3 Win User
    Two bugs in GPU-Z - icon and version number

    I ran into the very same issue with the latest GPU-Z version at Win 10 x64 - I rename the desktop shortcut and after some time I see blank icon for it, and reinstall-rename solution also won't survive restart. The solution I came up with was to extract the icon from GPU-Z and use it instead. This is yet to disappear after multiple restarts.
     
    XPEHOPE3, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Windows vista x64 computer icon always changing

    what icons are you referring to?
    In the Windows Explorer list or desktop?
     
    twicksisted, Oct 27, 2019
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