I am using Windows XP, Windows 2003 and Windows 2000.
Each application has a primary icon that is displayed in the taskbar and on the desktop and in the application window. The icon lives in the application files.
Can you name a simple and preferably open source resource editor that allows me to quickly and simply replace the icon. Would be great if it is a "one click solution" that does the necessary steps transparent in the background, so not much internal knowledge of windows specifics internals is necessary and icons can be replaced quickly.
If it is part of a bigger software development tool (like compilers) it should be possible to extract just the resource editor and deploy only that to the machines where I work without installation hassle.
There is "Resource Hacker" which seems to do the job but is no longer maintained
There is "eXeScope" hp.vector.co.jp/authors/VA003525/eimgexe.htm which is not open source and not free and also not maintained
EDIT: Thank you Superuser friends who edit the links, but I have to revert it on each edit. This is a limitation of the superuser interface for "new users". Superuser, do some homework.