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Tutorial - How to Extract Resource from EXE/DLL Files?

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Sometimes you may find useful resources in your EXE/DLL files like icons, sound clips, AVI videos and some other small elements that you can use in your websites, animation, presentation, etc. Advanced Win Utilities Free provides a resource Extractor to extract from any executable files and DLL files. It can output the icons of all sizes so you no longer need to pay for the icons that you can see in an EXE. You can scan the System 32 folder for the resources. It has a Windows explorer-like UI and you can clearly view the files and related info in a file tree.
Activate Free Resource Extractor

Step 1. Activate Free Resource Extractor

Launch Advanced Win Utilities Free and go to "File & Program Management" tab and in "FILE MANAGEMENT" group, click "EXE Resource Extractor" to activate the free resource extractor.
Search for the Resource

Step 2. Search for the Resource

Once the free resource extractor is launched, you'll see the Windows explorer-like interface. In the left explorer window, click the source folder you need and all the files in this folder will be displayed with info like name, size, type, etc. Choose the EXE/DLL file and you'll find all the items such as image, mui, icons, string, version and so on contained in it. Select one item and its name, size, amount of resources, number of images, cursor, etc. will display in the right window. On the right bottom there's a preview window to display the item selected if it's an image. Click the dropdown button of "Zoom" to adjust the size to auto fit or 25/50/100/200/400/800 percent.
Save the Resource

Step 3. Save the Resource

Click "Browse" to directly choose the folder to save the item. Click "Save As..." to save the selected item to the folder specified. If you want to save all images/all icons/all group icons/selected group icon, click "Save All/Save All Icons/Save All Group Icons/Save Selected Group Icon" button.

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