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 August 28th 2021

Perfect program! :-D

user icon g.k registered user on January 17th 2022


user icon Anonymous on March 4th 2022

sou novo help me :-D

user icon Anonymous on June 22nd 2022

Really useful when needing to change some icons.

user icon Anonymous on August 16th 2022

*slaps all*

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user icon Anonymous on November 15th 2022

It open Command Window and showed a Error

Will Thank you for the download rw-designer! ;-)

user icon Anonymous on December 27th 2022

Still working in 2022 on Windows 11 Pro x64

Would love to have a switch for removing the 'Press Enter to exit' when running this in a FOR loop.

user icon Anonymous on January 23rd



user icon Anonymous
What about ICL files?