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Tutorial - How to Extract Icon from EXE Files?

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Free Resource Extractor works as a powerful image extraction utility for Windows. With this free image extractor, you can extract images (icons, bitmaps, cursors) embedded in any files like executable and resource files with one mouse click. Image resources are extracted as BMP, ICO, EMF or WMF image format files without any compression.
Search for the Icon

Step 1. Search for the Icon

Launch Free Resource Extractor and you'll see the Windows explorer-like interface. In the left explorer window, click the source folder you need and all the files in this folder will be displayed with info like name, size, type, etc. Choose the EXE file and you'll find all the items such as image, mui, icons, string, version and so on contained in it. Select the icon you need and its name, size, amount of resources, number of images, cursor, etc. will display in the right window. On the right bottom there's a preview window to display the icon selected. Click the dropdown button of "Zoom" to adjust the size to auto fit or 25/50/100/200/400/800 percent.
Save the Icon

Step 2. Save the Icon

Click "Browse" to directly choose the folder to save the icon. Click "Save As..." to save the selected icon to the folder specified. If you want to save all icons/all group icons/selected group icon, click "Save All Icons/Save All Group Icons/Save Selected Group Icon" button.

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