Free Batch Icon Extractor

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Batch Icon Extractor 1.0

September 5th 2005


An easy to use and free tool for batch extraction of icons. Windows Vista compressed icons are supported!

BatchIconExtractor in action

How to use it?

  • Download BatchIconExtractor.exe and place it on your desktop.
  • Drag and drop a file or a folder on the application icon.
  • All icons from the file or from all files under the given folder are saved to a new folder called "icons". This folder is created in the same folder, where the application resides (Desktop by default).


  • The application is provided as is, without warranty of any kind. Authors are not responsible for any damage.
  • The application is designed for Windows NT4, 2000, XP, and Vista. It will NOT run on Windows 95, 98, or Me.
  • When using the application from command line, specify absolute path to the source file or folder. Relative paths will result in undefined behavior.
  • Files in the destination folders are always overwritten unless they have the readonly flag set.
  • To extract all icons on the whole drive, drag and drop the drive on the application and then choose to scan for icons recursively.


Version 1.0 from September 5th 2005: BatchIconExtractor.exe for Windows NT4, 2000, XP, and Vista.

Other resources

Learn more about icons in article 'What is a Windows XP icon?'.

Recent comments

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user icon Anonymous on June 5th 2012

can you add a command-line parameter to make the app terminate automatically on successful extraction of icons?

user icon Anonymous on September 28th 2012

The faces next to these comments are freaky looking

user icon Anonymous on October 16th 2012

Thanks for this awesome simple tool :-)
Please can you add a command-line parameter to make the app to
drop icon's to default drag location ??

user icon Anonymous on December 11th 2012

Love the tool. The only issue is that I need to minimize all my windows to see the desktop so I can extract my icons.

The app would be so much better if when you run it, it would display a "Always on Top" Inbox where you drop the files and either:
- have a button to open the icons directory; or
- deposit the icons directory in the directory of the exe/dll etc that you are trying to extract the icons from.

user icon Anonymous on January 23rd 2013

Awesome app. Thanks!

user icon bordo registered user on September 1st 2014

What is extract parameter?

user icon Vlasta site administrator on September 1st 2014

Name or path of the file to extract icons from. Or folder to scan for these files. If there are space in the path, the whole path should be in "".

user icon Anonymous on November 13th 2014

Is it some updates in future ??

user icon Anonymous on June 13th 2015

does it work with W8.1?

user icon Anonymous on August 26th 2015

yes, this also functions on windows 8.1 really

user icon Anonymous
I wish there were...