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I want to replace the default icon in an executable. I'm looking for software to do this that is compatible with .

I strongly prefer software, but this is not a requirement.

I have already created the new icon, and have it saved in a .ico file.

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I would recommend IcoFX which by the way I am currently using.

Goods news is that it is portable, and can be downloaded as a .paf file.

IcoFX is an award winning freeware icon editor. It is an all-in-one solution for icon creation, extraction and editing. It is designed to work with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Macintosh icons supporting transparency.

Other features

  • Add, change or delete icons inside exe files

  • Support for Vista/7 icon with PNG compression

  • Create icons for Windows 98 / ME / 2000 / XP / Vista / 7

  • Create icon libraries

  • Easily convert images to icons

  • Support for transparency (alpha channel)

Basic usage, to change the icon of an executable;

  • open the icoFX program and go to the Tools tab and click Resource Editor

  • In the windows that comes, select open and navigate to the path of your executable

  • After selecting the executable, right click on the program's current icon and choose Change

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  • Then choose your preferred .ico.

Hope this helps

  • WOW! IcofX makes it easy Thank you! – RockPaperLizard Jun 19 '17 at 16:43
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    Thats great! Anytime :) – xavier_fakerat Jun 19 '17 at 16:46
  • Thank you again. Really a great app. BTW, don't forget to upvote questions you think are valuable! :) – RockPaperLizard Jun 19 '17 at 16:49
  • Thanks, indeed I will take note of that! – xavier_fakerat Jun 19 '17 at 16:50

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