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  • PE Explorer icon

    PE Explorer

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    Free Resource Extractor Bundleware

    Free Resource Extractor is a free and handy utility to scan all DLL, EXE and OCX files and extract built-in resources like icons...

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    Flexible and extensible resource editor for Win32/PE applications under active development. Is "MUI Aware" and supports all...

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    ResEdit is a free resource editor for Windows programs. You can use it if you want to use dialogs, icons, version information or other...

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    XN Resource Editor is a free, powerful, fully featured resource editor and PE module explorer.

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  • Resource Tuner icon

    Resource Tuner

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  • Restorator icon

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    Restorator is an award-winning utility to edit windows resources in applications and their components, e.g. files with .exe, .dll...

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  • AllMedia Grabber icon

    AllMedia Grabber

    Extract Thousands Pictures, Videos, Music, Sounds hidden inside programs / files on your computer with AllMedia Grabber. AllMedia...

    Commercial Windows

  • Boilsoft Resource Hunter icon

    Boilsoft Resource Hunter

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Resource Hacker Comments

Try PE Explorer and Resource Tuner

Comment by HughTash
about Resource Hacker and PE Explorer, Resource Tuner Oct 2014

If you're having problems with Resource Hacker, try PE Explorer and Resource Tuner by Heaventools Software.

PE Explorer and Resource Tuner aren't free, but you can use TRIAL versions to fulfill your needs.

Personally, I was unable to change Google Chrome icons using Process Hacker, because after changing icons, Google Chrome simply wouldn't start. Resource Tuner allowed me to change Google Chrome icons successfully in a very convenient way.

By the way, Resource Hacker is discontinued and the last version of Resource Hacker v3.6.0.92 was released in 2011-09-16, contrary to Resource Tuner v2.01 which was released in 2014-10-01.


A staple tool in many window smashers pockets. All soughts ...

Comment by Furgelnod
about Resource Hacker Jun 2011

A staple tool in many window smashers pockets. All soughts of customisations can and have been done to binaries using resource hacker.


Awesome tool to change your whole Windows.Change Windows St ...

Comment by kwoxer
about Resource Hacker Jun 2011

Awesome tool to change your whole Windows.

Change Windows Start Button.