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Resource Hacker Portable 4.5.30

View, extract and modify resources in Windows executables

Operating Systems:
Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Phone, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Angus Johnson
Software Cost:
Portable Applications
Date Updated:
29 November 2017
Downloads To Date:
Download Size:
3.10 MB

Resource Hacker is a capable free tool for viewing, extracting, and generally working with resources in 32 and 64-bit Windows executables and *.res files.

At its simplest, you might use the program to open an EXE file, browse the icons or bitmaps it contains, and save any you'd like to use elsewhere.

Resource Hacker can also access and display resources of many other types: cursors, AVI videos, images, menus, dialogs, forms, version information and more.

That's useful enough, but Resource Hacker doesn't stop there: it actually allows you to modify these resources. Replace an icon or bitmap. Resize a dialog box. Change menu text, maybe provide new version information. You can play around as you like, maybe resizing or positioning dialog controls to suit your needs, then have Resource Hacker recompile the results and update the executable (or *.res file) with all your changes.

Keep in mind that this won't always be possible. Resources can be hard to find, hidden in a DLL or OCX file somewhere. They may not be stored in a format Resource Hacker can access at all. Changing them might have unexpected or undesirable effects (only ever work with copies of a file). But the program does give you a chance, and on balance it's probably worth a try.

Note this is the portable version of Resource Hacker.


If you're just interesting in browsing or dumping the images from an EXE file then there are easier ways to do it. Resource Hacker is really aimed at experienced users who want to carry out more advanced tasks, maybe modifying a menu or dialog box without recompiling the executable, and if that sounds like you then it's still a great choice.

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