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Resource Hacker Alternatives

Resource Hacker is described as 'resource editor for 32bit and 64bit Windows® applications' and is a very popular app in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Resource Hacker for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Android Tablet and BSD. The best alternative is Universal Extractor 2, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Resource Hacker are PE Explorer, Resource Tuner, ResEdit and XN Resource Editor.

This page was last updated May 23, 2020
  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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

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  1. 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.

  2. PE Explorer

    • 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.



  3. 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.

  4. ResEdit

    • 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

    Some users think ResEdit is a great alternative to Resource Hacker, some don't.
  5. XN Resource Editor

    • 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    The project is no longer updated and the official website is no longer available.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.



  6. RisohEditor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    RisohEditor can add, edit, extract, clone and remove the resource data in EXE/DLL/RC/RES files.

  7. Anolis Resourcer

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    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.

  8. ResourcesExtract

    • FreeProprietary
    • 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...) stored in them into the folder that you specify.

  9. PE-bear

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PE-bear is a reversing tool for PE files.

  10. InnoExtractor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    InnoExtractor is a powerful application that helps you to unpack Inno Setup installers.

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