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SUPER Trick: Extract Images and Page Backgrounds from Power BI Files!

Power BI Desktop lacks a built-in feature for image extraction, but I’ll show you a simple technique to extract page background icons and images from PBIX files. Enhance your customization options and maximize the value of your data visualization efforts. Read on to discover the easy process.



The Power BI dashboard shown above features a page layout image along with images representing Sales, COGS, and Profit. However, if you obtain this file from a website or receive it from someone, extracting these elements directly from the Power BI report interface is not feasible. Fortunately, there is a simple trick that allows for easy extraction. Let’s explore how to extract these elements effortlessly.


Step 1: To begin the image extraction process, navigate to the folder where your Power BI file is saved. 


Step 2: Create a Copy of the PBIX File To safeguard your original PBIX file, it’s crucial to create a copy before proceeding. This ensures that any changes made during the extraction won’t affect the original file.


Step 3: Rename the PBIX file copy and change its extension from “.pbix” to “.zip“. This transformation converts the PBIX file into a ZIP file, simplifying the extraction process.
Step 4: Extract the contents of the ZIP file into a separate folder. Right-click on the ZIP file, select the “Extract All” option, and choose a suitable location for storing the extracted files.
 Step 5: Open the Report Folder Within the extracted files, locate the folder named after your report. Open this folder to gain access to the resources associated with your Power BI report.
Step 6: You’ll find a folder named “StaticResources“. Open this folder to explore the static resources utilized in your Power BI report.
Step 7: Locate and open the “RegisteredResources” folder. Here, you’ll find the images and icons used within your report.
Step 8: Open the “RegisteredResources” folder to unveil all the images and icons originally embedded within the PBIX file. Extract these valuable resources to your desired location for further utilization.

With the step-by-step guidance provided in this article, you can effortlessly extract images and icons from Power BI reports stored in PBIX files. By following the simple technique outlined here, you can easily locate and extract images for further analysis or use in other applications.

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