Resource Hacker is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res).
Have you ever been wondering how to see the content of an EXE file?
When you have a TXT file, you usually just double click it, it opens in Notepad if you are using MS Windows, and voila, the content of the file is on the screen.
The case is not so easy with executable (binary) files.
Editing binary files requires a special editor.
Resource Hacker is a nice freeware utility to view and modify extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files.
Resource Hacker incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler.
Resource Hacker works on Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000 and WinXP operating systems.
What files can I view with Resource Hacker?
Cursor, Icon, Bitmap, GIF, AVI, and JPG resource images can be viewed. WAV and MIDI audio resources can be played. Menus, Dialogs, MessageTables, StringTables, Accelerators, Delphi Forms, and VersionInfo resources can be viewed as decompiled resource scripts. Menus and Dialogs can also be viewed as they would appear in a running application.
What files can I modify with Resource Hacker?Resources can be modified by replacing the resource with a resource located in another file (*.ico, *.bmp, *.res etc) or by using the internal resource script compiler (for menus, dialogs etc). Dialog controls can also be visually moved and/or resized by clicking and dragging the respective dialog controls prior to recompiling with the internal compiler.
Where can I get Resource Hacker?
You can download Resource Hacker at the following website: