CFF Explorer Alternatives

    CFF Explorer is described as 'Created by Daniel Pistelli, a freeware suite of tools including a PE editor called CFF Explorer and a process viewer. The PE editor has full support for PE32/64. Special fields description and modification (' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to CFF Explorer for Windows, Linux and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Resource Hacker, which is free. Other great apps like CFF Explorer are PE Explorer (Paid), Resource Tuner (Paid), Anolis Resourcer (Free, Open Source) and Restorator (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 27, 2021

    1. Resource Hacker™ is a resource editor for 32bit and 64bit Windows® applications.
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    2. PE Explorer is the most feature-packed program for inspecting the inner workings of your own software, and more importantly, third party Windows applications and libraries for which you do not have source code.

      Discontinued

      Not updated for very long time, no 64bit support.

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      • Windows
      Resource Tuner lets you view, extract, replace, edit, and delete the embedded resources of executable files: icons, strings, images, sounds, dialogs, menus - all that make up the visual part of your Windows programs.
    3. Flexible and extensible resource editor for Win32/PE applications under active development. Is "MUI Aware" and supports all the changes made to the resource model in Windows Vista and later. Supports PNG icons as well.

      Discontinued

      The program is no longer developed. Last version, 0.9, released on 1st September 2009, can be still downloaded from the official website.

      • Windows
      Restorator is an award-winning utility to edit windows resources in applications and their components, e.g. files with .exe, .dll, .res, .rc, .dcr, extension (see PE files and RES files).

      Discontinued

      The software seems to be no longer updated. Latest version was released in 2007, but it can be still bought from the official website.

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    4. It reads and displays executable file properties and structure. It is compatible with PE32 (Portable Executable), PE32+ (64bit), NE (Windows 3.x New Executable) and VxD (Windows 9x Virtual Device Driver) file types. .NET executables are supported too.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Linux
      PE-bear is a reversing tool for PE files. Objective: to deliver fast and flexible "first view" tool for malware analysts. Stable and capable to handle malformed PE files.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      XN Resource Editor is a free, powerful, fully featured resource editor and PE module explorer.

      Discontinued

      The project is no longer updated and the official website is no longer available. Last version, 3.0.0.1, released in December 2005, can be still downloaded from an unofficial mirror.

      XN Resource Editor vs CFF Explorer opinions
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      A resources are only 50% of the portable executable.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      ResEdit is a free resource editor for Windows programs. You can use it if you want to use dialogs, icons, version information or other types of resources. Output files can be compiled by any Windows compiler that includes a resource compiler, like MinGW and Microsoft Visual C++.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available and the program was not updated since May 2015. Last version, 1.6.6, can be still downloaded from Wayback Machine

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    5. Free Resource Extractor is a free and handy utility to scan all DLL, EXE and OCX files and extract built-in resources like icons, bitmaps, cursors, sounds, AVI videos, HTML files, metafiles, etc. Free Resource Extractor can even extract useful resources from system files.

      Bundleware

      The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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