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A GTK+ utility to extract cursors, icons and png images previews from MS Windows resource files (like .exe, .dll, .ocx, .cpl)
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Description: Extract cursors and icons from MS Windows compatible resource files

Copyright: 2009-2014 Fabio Castelli

License: GPL-2+

Source code:


System Requirements

  • Python 2.x (developed and tested for Python 2.7.5)
  • XDG library for Python 2
  • GTK+3.0 libraries for Python 2
  • GObject libraries for Python 2
  • Distutils library for Python 2 (usually shipped with Python distribution)
  • IcoUtils package (wrestool and icotool commands)


A distutils installation script is available to install from the sources.

To install in your system please use:

cd /path/to/folder
python2 install

To install the files in another path instead of the standard /usr prefix use:

cd /path/to/folder
python2 install --root NEW_PATH


If the application is not installed please use:

cd /path/to/folder

If the application was installed simply use the gextractwinicons command.

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