PE Explorer Alternatives with feature 'Portable'

    The best alternative to PE Explorer is Resource Hacker, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to PE Explorer and 12 are so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting alternatives to PE Explorer are HxD (Free), wxHexEditor (Free, Open Source), Universal Extractor 2 (Free, Open Source) and FileAlyzer (Free Personal).

    This page was last updated Oct 7, 2021

    1. Resource Hacker™ is a resource editor for 32bit and 64bit Windows® applications.
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      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.
      Negative comment over 6 years ago

      it only edits dialog stuff
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

    2. 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.
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      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.
      Negative comment about 3 years ago


    3. wxHexEditor is an open source cross-platform disk/sector/file hex editor written in C++ with a wxWidgets-based user interface.
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    4. 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.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Windows
      FileAlyzer is a tool to analyze files, allows a basic analysis of files (showing file properties and file contents in hex dump form) and is able to interpret common file contents like resources structures (like text, graphics, HTML, media and PE).
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    5. Hex Editor Neo is a binary files editing software utility for Windows. It's rich and handy set of features will help all software and hardware developers working with ASCII, hex, decimal, float, double and binary data.
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    6. 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.


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

    7. PPEE (Professional PE file Explorer) allows analysis of malformed and crafted PE files, making it handy for reverse-engineering, malware researchers and more.
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    8. 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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