Icon Searcher is intended to search local hard disks for icon images. It supports independent icon files but it also extracts available icons from various file formats.
The program has an easy-to-use multi-language interface. The first time you run this application, it performs an automatic quick search and shows a list of the files found. However, another search can be done at any other time in order to update your list. The list can be filtered according to such criteria as old icons and newly found ones. Two different views are available, 16x16 and 32x32. The icons you find can be saved as independent files but they can also be copied to the clipboard and later pasted into any application that supports pasting images. Additionally, you can use the program to store the found icons in a database using a compressed format. In the same way, you can download icon databases from the developer’s site.
One of the main advantages of this tool is that it not only finds icons within other programs but it also performs very fast searches. Unfortunately, it does not allow changing a shortcut’s icon.