You can change the icon embedded in a file.
In case with executable files Windows displays the first
icon found in the file. When you want to change the icon
of such a file, Icon Changer offers you the choice:
1. change the embedded icon
2. do not add a new icon to the file. Windows will display
a new icon from the source you specify.
The advantage of the first method is that even if you move
the file to another computer, the new icon will be displayed
anyway. The drawback is that the content of the file is
modified. It results in the checksum being modified and
the executable file may fail to work. Before changing the
icon of a file, the Icon Changer creates a backup for that
The advantage of the second method is that the executable
file will continue functioning as before since the file
is not modified. The drawback is that another computer will
display the old icon for this file.
The program changes the embedded icon for files with the
extensions .exe, .dll, .cpl, .ocx, scr, only if Windows
on your computer displays the embedded icons for these file
types. For example, if all .dll files are represented by
the same icon, Icon Changer will not treat a .dll file as
executable and will not change its embedded icon.
When the program changes the embedded icon, it adds a new
icon to the file. As a result, the file size increases.
The size of the new icon does not matter; it can be either
bigger or smaller than the previous one.