the XP program icons tend to be locked up in the MS windows *.exe file
IF you OWN a licensed install of Visual studio you can extract the bitmap icon "MOST " of the time from the binary
BUT not always
the icon bitmap is in a windows dll
also visual studio can extract it - most of the time .
but what I'd really like to do is what I used to on a Mac, that is create icons of my XP desktop on my Mint desktop to open like a regular file.
not 100% sure what you mean be that
run XP programs ON mint?
just go to the windows partition / or drive on the network FROM mint
( if the last look into "Network File Shares " )