Resource Hacker

Resource Hacker 3.4.0.79

A free resource editing tool for 32bit and 64bit Windows

Ressource Hacker is a complete resource editing tool that is free, it doesn’t have unwanted notifications, and it doesn’t have adverts. It is a resource editing tool that may be used for viewing, compiling, decompiling and recompiling your resources. It does all of this for all popularly known 64bit and 32bit Windows executables. View full description

PROS

  • A very lightweight and free program
  • The tutorials show you how to use the program

CONS

  • A manual or full user guide would have been nice
  • It is pretty ugly looking

Ressource Hacker is a complete resource editing tool that is free, it doesn’t have unwanted notifications, and it doesn’t have adverts. It is a resource editing tool that may be used for viewing, compiling, decompiling and recompiling your resources. It does all of this for all popularly known 64bit and 32bit Windows executables.

Not as difficult as it first appears

When you open the Ressource Hacker program, you will see a very simple GUI. At first glance, it may look familiar, but it clearly has numerous sections and functions that you are going to need to research. Do not be dissuaded by your first impression because the Ressource Hacker website features step-by-step guides on how to use the tool. If you look over the tutorials, much of what you see will start to make a lot of sense. This tool is able to open any type of Windows executable, such as .exe, .dll and so on. That means that you are able to modify or delete these files at will. The tool allows you to edit resource files (.res) and compile script files (.rc).

Nice for pulling apart your programs

Ressource Hacker is another freeware tool you can add to your programming and coding toolkit. The ability to edit files on their own offers a host of possibilities from tweaking open source programs to altering files on GOG.com games so you can cheat when you play them. If you have security software that judged downloads based on user reputation, such as Norton Internet security, then download the file as a zip file, extract it, and mark it as safe or okay when your security software prompts you.

Resource Hacker is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit Windows executables and resource files (RES). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on Win95, Win98, WinME, WinNT, Win2000 and WinXP operating systems.

Viewing Resources: Cursor, Icon, Bitmap, GIF, AVI, and JPG resource images can be viewed. WAV and MIDI audio resources can be played. Menus, Dialogs, MessageTables, StringTables, Accelerators, Delphi Forms, and VersionInfo resources can be viewed as decompiled resource scripts. Menus and Dialogs can also be viewed as they would appear in a running application.

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Resource Hacker 3.4.0.79

User reviews about Resource Hacker

  • Weetile

    by Weetile

    "Recorse hacker is so cool with editing software and its the best so thanks."

    This is so cool! Resorce hacker is cool and it helped me with managing Explorer.exe (changing text). I really like this... More.

    reviewed on February 16, 2013