Restorator Alternatives

    Restorator is described as 'award-winning utility to edit windows resources in applications and their components, e.g. files with .exe, .dll, .res, .rc, .dcr, extension (see PE files and RES files)' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Restorator for Windows and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is Resource Hacker, which is free. Other great apps like Restorator are Universal Extractor 2 (Free, Open Source), PE Explorer (Paid), Resource Tuner (Paid) and RisohEditor (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated May 23, 2020

    1. Resource Hacker™ is a resource editor for 32bit and 64bit Windows® applications.
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    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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    3. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      RisohEditor can add, edit, extract, clone and remove the resource data in EXE/DLL/RC/RES files. You can edit Windows resources (Dialogs, Menus, Icons, Cursors, String Tables, Message Tables etc.) by using RisohEditor.


    4. 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.

    5. View and extract resources from EXE, DLL, OCX, CPL or any other Windows 32 & 64 Bit PE file. The embedded resources are shown in a tree sorted by language and type.
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      • 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.

      • 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

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    6. Free Resource Extractor is a free and handy utility to scan all DLL, EXE and OCX files and extract built-in resources like icons, bitmaps, cursors, sounds, AVI videos, HTML files, metafiles, etc. Free Resource Extractor can even extract useful resources from system files.

      Bundleware

      The installer contains adwares. Be careful during the installation: Forum

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