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    Display icons lurking in EXEs and DLLs

    Ages and ages ago I had a program which would search through all the usual suspects (EXEs and DLLs) on one's hard disk for icons which could be used on desktop shortcuts. I can't find it any more, nor by searching the Lounge, or Googling rapidly.

    Can anyone point me at their pet program that does this <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ly?

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    Re: Display icons lurking in EXEs and DLLs

    John,
    Not free but with a trial download is ICON SEARCHER
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    Re: Display icons lurking in EXEs and DLLs

    The one I've used (if you want to create a dump of all the icon resources on your HD) is IconShop.
    The version I have is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>ware, and I think current version is also.

    You'll find some other freebies at Freeware Home - Desktop ... Cosmetic Tools ... Cursor-Icon Editors.

    Others to look at:
    Icon Snatcher
    Resource Hacker

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    Re: Display icons lurking in EXEs and DLLs

    Before I bought Stardock's "Object Desktop" which has the excellent "IconPackager" program with its "Icon Explorer" utility, I used to use this free program. From what I remember, it worked very well and it is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>: Icon Snatcher.

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    Re: Display icons lurking in EXEs and DLLs

    Thanks, everyone. Icon Snatcher seems to be the one I was thinking of, but I will try the others, too!

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    Icon Studio

    A late addition - I use Icon Studio, which can create/edit icons, and extract them from EXEs and DLLs, and is of course <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>. It's a very handy piece of kit, with only a couple of drawbacks:<UL><LI>An annoying popup ad appears when closing the app<LI>It doesn't search for EXEs/DLLs that contain icons - it expects you to know which EXEs/DLLs contain icons and guide it to them.[/list]So probably a poor alternative to those already mentioned, but I thought it was worth mentioning just in case!
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