ResEdit Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is Resource Hacker, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 13 alternatives to ResEdit so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting ResEdit alternatives are Universal Extractor 2 (Free, Open Source), PE Explorer (Paid), Resource Tuner (Paid) and Restorator (Paid).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 23, 2020

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


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

      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      The software seems to be no longer updated.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.

      • Windows
    • Flexible and extensible resource editor for Win32/PE applications under active development.

      Discontinued

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

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • ResourcesExtract is a small utility that scans dll/ocx/exe files and extract all resources (bitmaps, icons, cursors, AVI movies, HTML files, and more...
      • Free
      • Windows
    • "RisohEditor" is a free resource editor for Win32 development. RisohEditor realized the ideal of resource editor.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
    • View and extract resources from EXE, DLL, OCX, CPL or any other Windows 32 and 64 Bit PE file.
      • Free
      • Windows
    • 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.

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com