Is it possible to extract an icon number for an exe that is not installed. I am just creating a shortcut for that exe (copied it to C:\Program Files (X86).

The Shortcut works correctly but it is white.


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  • Firstly I am not able to get the question correctly. Are you saying you don't wish to install the EXE? But you want to create shortcut to that EXE?
    So yes, its very much possible. There are hell lot of tool available that can give u the exact icon number , which will very well serve your purpose
  • http://download.cnet.com/BeCyIconGrabber/3010-2192_4-10768920.html
    Try this. I have been using this tool for long time and can vouch for it
  • How do you want to deploy the Shortcut?
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You can extract the icon using a tool as http://icon-explorer.en.softonic.com/, but in this case you have to deploy the ico file together with shortcut.

Other option is to add the shortcut into a msi and there you can assign any icon you want.

Answered 06/06/2013 by: terebent
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  • I am Sorry all of you, I have been given an icon too under a different name. I overlooked it. Thank You all.
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