How to extract an icon form an application (using IcoFX)
IcoFX (http://icofx.ro) is a very powerful icon editor that can be used to create and modify icon files.
It also can be used to extract icons form applications.
Normally IcoFX must be installed, but there is also a portable version available that can be used without having to install it (nothing will be modified on your system).
Here we describe the usage of the portable version only.
Double click the downloaded file.
The assistant will now prompt you for a folder, where the portable application will be copied to.
This can be any folder of your choice like (like C:\temp\IcoFX) but also an USB device.
The installer will place some files in this folder directly, so you should create a separate folder named "IcoFX".
Starting IcoFX Portable
Just double click the file IcoFXPortable in the folder where you have unpacked IcoFX (like C:\temp\IcoFX).
Extracting an Icon
Before you can extract an icon from an application you have to find out where the application is stored.
Most applications are stored in the folders:
C:\Program FilesC:\Program Files (x86)
Search in these folders for the name of your application.
To extract an icon perform the following steps in IcoFX:
Now select the icon you want to extract
Some applications have multiple icons stored, here you have to select the icon that is also shown on your desktop or in your start menu.
This should normally be the top-left icon in the list.
@OLLI_S Lots of good ideas.
The first one, that about excluding drives or folders, is getting a lot closer. I don't have a date yet, but we will soon make the final decision about how it should be implemented in the backend and then it shouldn't be long before there will be a UI component for it too.
@OLLI_S I changed it so we recommend the version that is available for download, despite other parts of the website recommending another version. That other place on the website also doesn't mention anything about beta versions.
We will not start monitoring the forums and thus beta versions, since you are the only user of this software.