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Resource Hacker Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Resource Hacker for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Universal Extractor 2, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Resource Hacker and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Resource Hacker are PE Explorer, Resource Tuner, innoextract and ResEdit.

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  • Windows

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  1. Universal Extractor 2 icon

    Universal Extractor 2

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    24 alternatives to Universal Extractor 2 

    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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    1.  PortableUniversal Extractor 2 can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. PE Explorer icon

    PE Explorer

    • Windows
    50 alternatives to PE Explorer 

    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.

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    Discontinued

    Not updated for very long time, no 64bit support.

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  3. Resource Tuner icon

    Resource Tuner

    • Windows
    13 alternatives to Resource Tuner 

    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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    innoextract

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    9 alternatives to innoextract 

    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.

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    1.  Command line interfaceinnoextract either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
      Extracting with colored output and a progress bar
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      Two completely differt programs.

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    • ResEdit icon

      ResEdit

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      13 alternatives to ResEdit 

      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++.

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      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

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      RisohEditor

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      12 alternatives to RisohEditor 

      "RisohEditor" is a free resource editor for Win32 development. RisohEditor realized the ideal of resource editor.

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      XN Resource Editor

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • PortableApps.com
      13 alternatives to XN Resource Editor 

      XN Resource Editor is a free, powerful, fully featured resource editor and PE module explorer.

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      1.  PortableXN Resource Editor can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
        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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      • ResourcesExtract icon

        ResourcesExtract

        • FreeProprietary
        • Windows
        12 alternatives to ResourcesExtract 

        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.

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      • Anolis Resourcer icon

        Anolis Resourcer

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Windows
        13 alternatives to Anolis Resourcer 

        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.

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        1.  PortableAnolis Resourcer can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
          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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          PE-bear

          • FreeOpen Source
          • Windows
          • Linux
          • Mac
          14 alternatives to PE-bear 

          Portable Executable reversing tool with a friendly GUI.

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          1.  Malware AnalysisPE-bear can inspect a suspicious file or URL to detect potential threats.
          2.  PortablePE-bear can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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