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Free Resource Hacker Alternatives

The best free alternative to Resource Hacker is Universal Extractor 2, which is also Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Resource Hacker and 17 is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to Resource Hacker are innoextract, ResEdit, XN Resource Editor and RisohEditor.

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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows

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  1. Universal Extractor 2 icon

    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.

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  2. innoextract icon

    innoextract

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    Inno Setup is a tool to create installers for Microsoft Windows applications. innoextract allows to extract such installers under non-windows systems without running the actual installer using Wine.

    Extracting with colored output and a progress bar
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  3. ResEdit icon

    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

    The Dialog Editor
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  4. XN Resource Editor icon

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    The project is no longer updated and the official website is no longer available.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

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  5. RisohEditor icon

    RisohEditor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

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

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  6. Anolis Resourcer icon

    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.

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  7. ResourcesExtract icon

    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.

    Main Dialog Mask.
  8. PE-bear icon

    PE-bear

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Linux

    PE-bear is a reversing tool for PE files.

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  9. InnoExtractor icon

    InnoExtractor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

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

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  10. Resource Editor

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    The primary focus of the resource editor is RES files with a heavy bias toward the resource types commonly used by Delphi developers, but all common resource file formats and resource types are supported.

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