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Windows 7: Accessing Icons Library for Windows 7

16 May 2011   #1
SteveNixon

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Accessing Icons Library for Windows 7

Hi all, does anyone know if there is a way or a place to get a complete set of Windows 7 icons? I am developing some eLearning modules and would find the images useful but I need the larger versions - I'm assumng they are .png files at some level or .ico files with multiple size versions embedded.

Any help would be appreciated.

Steve


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16 May 2011   #2
kado897

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Hi SteveNixon and welcome to Seven Forums.

The images are in a DLL file C:\Windows\System32\imageres.dll you will need a program to extract them. I use IcoFx which can be found here. IcoFX - The Free Icon Editor
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16 May 2011   #3
SteveNixon

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks very much for the reply. does this allow me to extract them as graphics? pngs?

Best, Steve
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16 May 2011   #4
kado897

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It allows you to extract them as icon files and to save individual files either as standalone ICO files or export an icon as an image file. PNG is one of the formats supported.
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16 May 2011   #5
SteveNixon

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for this Kado897, works like a charm, extactly what I wanted - thanks!!

Steve
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16 May 2011   #6
kado897

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Glad to be of help. I will have the thread marked as solved.
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16 May 2011   #7
fimble

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

If you just want the png file images, there's a very good, almost complete set over on dA.

Windows 7 RC1 Fullsize PNG's by Spewboy.

That will save you trying to extract the (256x256) png images from the icons.
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16 May 2011   #8
kado897

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I wish I had known that site. it would have saved me a lot of time. Ho Hum!
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16 May 2011   #9
fimble

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kado897 View Post
I wish I had known that site. it would have saved me a lot of time. Ho Hum!
It always amazes me that someone says you could do that quicker/easier/cheaper after the event

TELL ME BEFORE!!!
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16 May 2011   #10
kado897

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Quite so. But it's still good to know for the future.
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