How To Extract Icons from Windows EXE Files

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Last Updated on September 16, 2020 by Larious

How To Extract Icons from Windows EXE Files

By default, Windows 10 offers you lots of customization options. You can easily change Windows 10 skins, themes, wallpapers, icons, etc. in just a few clicks. If we talk about the icons, changing icons in Windows 10 is easy, and it can be done without installing any third-party application.

However, what if you want to extract icons from an existing Windows 10 applications? Well, you can get the application icons from different websites, but if you want to grab it on high-quality, you need to extract it manually.

So, if you are looking for ways to extract an icon from the Windows installation file, then we have got you covered. In this article, we are going to share the best method to extract icons from a Windows EXE file. So, let’s check out.

Step 1. First of all, download & install the IconViewer application on your Windows 10.

download & install the IconViewer
download & install the IconViewer

Step 2. Once done, right-click on the application whose icons you want to extract. Select ‘Properties’ from the right-click menu.

Select 'Properties' from the right-click menu
Select ‘Properties’ from the right-click menu

Step 3. Under the application properties, select ‘Open File Location’

Select 'Open File Location'
Select ‘Open File Location’

Step 4. This will take you to the installation folder. Right-click on the ‘application.exe’ file and select ‘Properties’

Select 'Properties'
Select ‘Properties’

Step 5. Under the application properties, you will find a new ‘Icons’ section.

New 'Icons' section
New ‘Icons’ section

Step 6. Click on that and select the icon that you want to extract. Once done, click on the ‘Save’ button, as shown in the screenshot.

Click on the 'Save' button
Click on the ‘Save’ button

Step 7. When the ‘Save As’ dialog box pops up, choose the location where you would like to save.

That’s it! You are done. This is how you can extract an icon from the Windows Exe file.

After extracting the icons, you can use it on projects. You can even use these icons to change other application icons. So, that’s all from us for today. I hope this article helped you! Please share it with your friends also.


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