Windows 10: Change icon for .exe

  1.    06 Apr 2016 #1

    Change icon for .exe


    I am using Windows 10 Home 64 and want to change the .exe icon for a program I have. If I go to properties there is no way to do this so how is this done in Windows 10 without creating a shortcut or another program? I used to be able to do this before Windows 10. Also there is a similar program .exe on my computer that has the icon I want but if I try to create a short cut for the program I want to use this icon with and then go to change icon and try to use the icon from the .exe I want it says that the .exe I want the icon from has no icon associated with it how can this be when it is there in front of me?
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  2. Posts : 3,085
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       06 Apr 2016 #2

    bha19 said: View Post
    I am using Windows 10 Home 64 and want to change the .exe icon for a program I have. If I go to properties there is no way to do this so how is this done in Windows 10 without creating a shortcut or another program? I used to be able to do this before Windows 10. Also there is a similar program .exe on my computer that has the icon I want but if I try to create a short cut for the program I want to use this icon with and then go to change icon and try to use the icon from the .exe I want it says that the .exe I want the icon from has no icon associated with it how can this be when it is there in front of me?
    So in properties there is no shortcut tab at all ? What icon are you going to use for this program and it has to be put in correct place for it to work. I have done this with games only myself.
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  3.    06 Apr 2016 #3

    Strange thing happened the .exe icon that was blank (looks like a white sheet of paper with one corner folded over) is now correct today. Any how until yesterday it was not correct so I right clicked on it and then clicked on properties. What comes up is general/compatibility/security/details/previous versions. If I create a shortcut to the .exe then hit properties on the shortcut there is a way to change the icon. The problem there was the icon I wanted to change it to said there was no icon associated with it. How could this be. Anyhow all seems fine now but I would still like to know how to change the icon picture of an original .exe and not the shortcut.
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  4. Posts : 2,424
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       06 Apr 2016 #4

    Download: Resource Hacker and follow the instruction on the webpage to change the Icon for the executable.

    NOTE: there's a portable version on the bottom of the page, download and unzip then run. No installation required.
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