Resource Hacker Portable - Exe Editor

Resource Hacker is an amazing, portable, powerful freeware executable editor that can be used to view, modify, rename, add, delete, or extract the resources from 32-bit Windows "EXE" executables or "RES" resource files. The utility allows users to quickly and easily tweak an executable to add or remove features.

Resource Hacker Portable

Resource Hacker

It includes an internal resource script decompiler and compiler. The tool pretty much works on all Windows operating systems and can be stored and run entirely from a portable USB device.

Resource Hacker Portable Key Features

Quoted from the authors site...

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.

Saving Resources: Resources can be saved as image files (*.ico, *.bmp etc), as script files (*.rc), as binary resource files (*.res), or as untyped binary files (*.bin).

Modifying Resources: Resources can be modified by replacing the resource with a resource located in another file (*.ico, *.bmp, *.res etc) or by using the internal resource script compiler (for menus, dialogs etc). Dialog controls can also be visually moved and/or resized by clicking and dragging the respective dialog controls prior to recompiling with the internal compiler.

Adding Resources: Resources can be added to an application by copying them from external resource files (*.res).

Deleting Resources: Most compilers add resources into applications which are never used by the application. Removing unused resources can reduce an application's size.

Specifications | Official Site | Where to Download

  • Authors Website: Project Page
  • Developer: Angus Johnson
  • Release Date: Last update was on 19 November 2023
  • Supported OS: Win95, Win98, WinME, NT, 2000, XP, Windows 7, 8, 10, 11
  • License: Freeware
  • Downloading: You can find this free portable resource editor here:
    (be sure to grab the zipped version for portability)
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