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PE Explorer Alternatives

PE Explorer is described as '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' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to PE Explorer for Windows, Linux, Mac, PortableApps.com and BSD. The best alternative is Resource Hacker, which is free. Other great apps like PE Explorer are HxD, wxHexEditor, 010 Editor and Universal Extractor 2.

PE Explorer alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Anti-Malware Apps or Decompilers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of PE Explorer.
This page was last updated May 18, 2022
  • Windows

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  1. Resource Hacker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Resource Hacker™ is a resource editor for 32bit and 64bit Windows® applications.

    Resource Hacker vs PE Explorer opinions
    Most users think Resource Hacker is a great alternative to PE Explorer.

    Resource Hacker better handles icons and such includes whereas PE Explorer for viewing code.

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    it only edits dialog stuff

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  2. HxD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor which, additionally to raw disk editing and modifying of main memory (RAM), handles files of any size.

    HxD vs PE Explorer opinions
    This alternative is disputed. HxD is still a legitimate alternative to PE Explorer, but it might have issues that some users think are important.

    HxD is just a hex editor, it does not support any PE functionality, like parsing the headers.

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  3. wxHexEditor is an open source cross-platform disk/sector/file hex editor written in C++ with a wxWidgets-based user interface.

  4. 010 Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    010 Editor is a professional text/hex editor designed to edit any file, drive, or process on your machine. Using Binary Templates technology, 010 Editor allows a binary file to be parsed into a data structure that can be understood.

  5. Universal Extractor 2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Universal Extractor 2 is an unofficial updated and extended version of the original UniExtract by Jared Breland. It brings several hundred changes including community-wanted ones such as a batch mode, auto-updater and scan-only-functionality.



  6. Dependency Walker

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Dependency Walker is a free utility that extracts a hierarchal tree of dependencies from any 32- or 64-bit Windows executable module (EXE, DLL, OCX, SYS, DRV, etc.), including those that were built for Windows CE.

    Discontinued

    Program has been discontinued

  7. Okteta

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Okteta is a simple editor for the raw data of files. This type of program is also called hex editor or binary editor. The data is displayed in the traditional view with two columns: one with the numeric values and one with the assigned characters.

  8. Resource Tuner

    • 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.

  9. Dependencies

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    Dependencies is a rewrite of the legacy software Dependency Walker which was shipped along Windows SDKs, but whose development stopped around 2006. Dependencies can help Windows developers troubleshooting their dll load dependencies issues.

  10. pestudio

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Windows

    pestudio implements a rich set of features that is especially designed to retrieve every single detail of any executable file. Results are checked against the Microsoft specification.

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