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 November 17th 2016

does it support .dll and .exe files? and do you have a tool to put them back into a .dll or .exe file? that'd be awesome

user icon Anonymous on April 16th 2017

It didnt work for me...
i draged and droped the files and it didnt do anything.
windows 7 ultimite

user icon Anonymous on June 1st 2017

Command line samples, please!!!

user icon Anonymous on February 9th 2018

thxs :-)

user icon Anonymous on February 22nd 2018

You have to know beforehand what files contain icons.
Then it extracts them very well - drag & drop onto the bie-exe file - but until then, it's a guessing game :-(

user icon Anonymous on May 7th 2018

maybe the program should check inside .dll files aswell as .exe it is missing quite a few icons because of this

user icon Vlasta site administrator on May 7th 2018

Of course it does.

user icon Anonymous on May 7th 2018

oh it actually seems to sorry

user icon Anonymous on May 7th 2018

This program works well, bulk extracts icons from files and saves them inside a folder called icons where you run the program from. I highly recomment. You will need to find somthing else if you wish to select subtypes etc. But i used this as the main extractor with another program searching its icons dir for filtering of subpicture types.

user icon Kayyis registered user on November 18th 2020

lts looks good

user icon Anonymous