Resource Hacker v3.6.0

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

Resource Hacker is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit & 64bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler.

System Requirements: Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the Installer and extract
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch ResHacker.exe

12 comments on Resource Hacker  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Osman 2010-09-20 14:29

Link broken.."404 Not Found"

Ralph 2011-03-08 01:51

3.5.2beta is available - The Author's final cut : Now supports 64bit and PNG images.
It is excellent and stable as before.


webfork 2011-03-16 14:58

Nifty program. There's a quick look at what this program can do in a youtube video I came across (skip to about 9:15)


loin2kolpotoru 2011-10-23 19:08

Resource Hacker 3.6 Update Released on 16 September 2011 -


Ennovy 2012-01-07 10:52

Version 3.6 tested under Windows 7. Writes settings to an .INI file in the application folder.


Midas 2012-04-22 15:23

A must have in any toolbox.

But... is it me only, or latest versions (post 3.5) crash/shoot more errors when browsing program resources?


dstrout 2012-06-28 20:30

I can't extract the Resource Hacker 3.6.0 setup file with 7-Zip - any ideas?


dstrout 2012-06-28 21:02

Figured it out. I did a full install, took the files from the install folder and put them in a new folder, then created a file in that folder named reshacker.ini. With that file in place, Resource Hacker runs portably, writing settings to it. Thanks to Ennovy for mentioning the ini file and giving me the idea to try that. If anyone else has this problem, try that.


Midas 2012-07-29 18:15

Resource-Hacker-FX tries to improve on v3.6.0.92 by patching it -- adding interesting info via the page comments @

Moreover, before working with Resource Hacker, users of x64 Windows are highly advised to read the article @


__philippe 2014-06-22 21:06

The useful patch utility "Resource-Hacker-FX" (applicable to the original Resource-Hacker, as reported by Midas above) is still being actively developed, last Version 1.4.17 (released 20-Jun-2014).

Notable recent improvement: Unicode strings detection and display support

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Changelog 2011->2014:




__philippe 2014-06-28 13:41

Patch utility "Resource-Hacker-FX" updated to v1.4.18 (released 27-Jun-2014)
(see download details above)

New in this version:
- Fixed compiling with word wrap enabled



__philippe 2014-08-15 09:38

Patch utility "Resource-Hacker-FX" updated to v1.4.19 (released 14-Aug-2014)
(see download details above)

New in this version:
- Fixed compiling scripts with long lines and word wrapping turned off.


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