Windows 10: Windows Icons


  1. Posts : 16,778
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281
       04 Dec 2015 #1

    Windows Icons


    Hi:

    Do any of you know of a site that has icons for Windows? Not smilies, but I like 'em.

    My problem is that some of the programs/apps on my Quick Launch Bar turn into a plain page rather than the icon it should have. Calculator and Sway are a couple of them.

    When I want to "pin" a new program to Quick Launch, I unlock the Taskbar, click on Start>All Apps, right click on the app I want, hover over "More" and choose "Open File Location". From there I can drag the icon to Quick Launch. Then re-lock the Taskbar.

    However, there are some apps that don't show "Open File Location"; I can drag and drop those, but invariably, they lose their "logo" and turn into a blank page.

    So, I need icons.
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  2.    04 Dec 2015 #2

    This is close.. but may be out of date. Not tried comparing.. I have Win 7 icons mostly..
    The Windows 10 icon database
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       04 Dec 2015 #3

    Most Windows Icons are stored in .dll or .exe files such as shell32.dll or imageres.dll
    under C:\Windows\System32
    Icon for a Windows Application, open its .exe. For example: firefox.exe
    You can download a portable version of Icon Explorer or Portable IcoFx and use to extract whatever icon you need.

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  4.    04 Dec 2015 #4

    However if you're after icons for the apps, that's another matter.. I don't think they'll be in either of the above. At one point I did create a folder of icons for the universal apps for my Classic Shell start menu, but found some icons went blank in due course. I deleted the folder- rather pointless in the end.
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  5. Posts : 16,778
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281
    Thread Starter
       04 Dec 2015 #5

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Most Windows Icons are stored in .dll or .exe files such as shell32.dll or imageres.dll
    under C:\Windows\System32
    Icon for a Windows Application, open its .exe. For example: firefox.exe
    You can download a portable version of Icon Explorer or Portable IcoFx and use to extract whatever icon you need.

    Click image for larger version. 

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    Thanks, Top Gun!
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  6. Posts : 16,778
    Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16281
    Thread Starter
       04 Dec 2015 #6

    dalchina said: View Post
    This is close.. but may be out of date. Not tried comparing.. I have Win 7 icons mostly..
    The Windows 10 icon database
    Thanks, Dalchina, but I couldn't find what I need there. Maybe it will help others, though.
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    Win 10 Pro x64 1607 (Build 14393.953)
       10 Sep 2016 #7

    Wynona said: View Post
    Thanks, Top Gun!
    This is just what I need to adjust my MacOS devices in Windows 10!

    Cheers
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  8. Posts : 1,751
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       10 Sep 2016 #8

    Many Windows 10 Icons are actually Glyphs - font character elements that may be rescaled, colored, backgrounded, superimposed, or programmed to appear in sequence to provide animations.

    Most of these (if not all) are to be found in the Segoe MDL2 Assets OpenType font (C:\windows\fonts\segmdl2.ttf).

    It can be examined with Charmap.exe:

    then type cha, wait a second and press enter, and scroll down to select this huge font file.

    Huge in terms of contents, not in filesize - and charmap should be deprecated, and replaced with a modern viewer, because these symbol fonts show too small to be resolved on most systems today.

    Better still - see the Cheatsheet:

    Segoe MDL2 Assets - Cheatsheet

    and Guidelines:

    Segoe MDL2 icon guidelines
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  9. Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       11 Sep 2016 #9

    A bit easier method of getting the icons out of files

    http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/iconsext.html
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