Here’s a list of 5 icon extractor software for Windows 10 which can be used to extract icons from files. Icon extractor will let you grab the icon used by a certain file and then you’ll be able to save said icon as either ICO or one of the other supported image formats. Icon can then be used on a website as a favicon or for an application of your own.
Let’s see what kind of icon extractors are available for Windows 10.
IconsExtract is a small and portable icon extractor software published by the very popular developer Nir Sofer. Despite being small in size and portable this software offers a lot of cool features.
To start things off, it doesn’t just stop at extracting icons from executables, DLL, OCX and CPL file formats are also supported. Filtering tool lets you filter out cursors and icons, only icons of a certain size, color depth, etc., see image above. Folder search is possible to setup by using the * wildcard. To extract icons select File >> Save.
Icons from File
Icons from File is similar to IconsExtract, but at the same time it also brings a couple of unique features of its own to the mix.
Number of supported export formats is much higher here. Next to the standard ICO which IconsExtract supports, there’s also support for BMP, JPG, EMF, GIF, PNG, HTML and DBF. If multiple icons are detected in a selected file a snapshot of them all can be created as a single image. Icons can be filtered according to size (large and small options are available).
Get Icons from File.
Also, have a look at Free Icon Extractor, Viewer For Windows: Icons From File.
BeCyIconGrabber is a portable icon extractor that supports EXE, DLL, ICL, OCX, CPL, SRC, ICO and CUR file formats. Its interface is divided into two parts.
On the left is a file browser for locating supported files. Once you select a file, application will automatically load all the icons that the file contains, if it contains any, in the preview area on the right. Tabs at the top of the preview area are for choosing a different icon size. Multiple icons can be extracted at once.
I’m mentioning Go! ExtractIcons because next to the usual extractions of icons from EXEs and DLL files, it also supports icon scraping from websites.
Select “File” from the top left corner menu and then select either the “Search file” option or the “Search icons in website” option. Image above shows both of the options. Only ICO format is supported for saving icons, which is a bit of a drawback but since you get icon scraping from websites, I think it’s a fair trade.
Get Go! ExtractIcons.
Also, have a look at Extract Icons from Exe Files: Go! ExtractIcons.
Icon Explorer is another lightweight portable icon extractor, which has a compact interface that offers pretty much everything you’re going to need from icon extractor software.
Left sidebar has a file browser (at the top) and icon filtering tool (down below) which can be used to navigate to the folders where the files from which you’d like to extract icons are located. On the right a list of files from the selected folder is going to be displayed at the top and then as you select a file all the available icons from that file are going to be showed down below, underneath the list. Right click on an icon size to extract out of the selected file.
Get Icon Explorer.
First two icon extractor software for Windows 10 from the list above, IconExtract and Icons from File are my favorites. They are small, lightweight, yet support a large number of formats, have advanced filtering and export options. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment down below.