Resource Hacker v5.2.7

Ennovy on 19 Nov 2023

Resource Hacker is an utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32-bit and 64-bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). The program can modify program icons as they appear in the taskbar, Start Menu and Desktop, among many other things.

It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler.

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ResourceHacker.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ResEdit, RisohEditor
What's new?
  • In 5.2.7
  • fixed minor bugs in commandline scripts
  • In 5.2.6
  • fixed a bug incorrectly detecting text encoding
  • fixed several other minor bugs

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Ennovy 2020-11-14 14:03

Changes in 5.1.8:
Added: Zooming/scrolling views of image resources
Update: Enabled scrolling for very tall dialogs
Bugfix: Very large binary resources (>>100Mb) could crash the hex editor
Bugfix: Occasional bug decompiling dialogs styles (WS_TABSTOP)
Bugfix: RC file missing when extracting a binary resource type from commandline


rbon 2016-10-15 12:20

Resource Hacker new Beta in 'Portable' zip format.
Changes in 4.5.28
- Update: Numerous changes and improvements to command line support.
- Update: Filenames in resource scripts are no longer required to be enclosed within double quotes unless they contain
- 'Portable' zip file:


MIKLO 2016-10-09 14:10

Have been using for quite some time and really like this program. Thanks for a good program.


rbon 2016-10-06 12:05

Resource Hacker version 4.4.26 released at October 6, 2016.
What's New in this ver. 4.4.26:
- Bugfix: The toolbar state wasn't being preserved between sessions
- Bugfix: Minor bug decompiling some version info resources
- Setup executable:
- 'Portable' zip file:


shodan816 2015-06-21 19:24

I have used a number of different resource hackers and icon extractors over the years, but this one outshines them all. Thank you, Angus!


__philippe 2015-06-21 14:44

Resource Hacker stable version 4.2.0 Released 20 JUN 2015

Summary of changes in 4.2.0 (from ver 4.0)
-Numerous bug fixes to compiler
-Numerous cosmetic changes to GUI.
-Now easy to create resources from scratch
-Now easy to compile *.rc script file from both the commandline and the GUI
-Added script templates for new resources
-Added search feature

Resource Hacker main web page is now substantially enhanced with numerous up-to-date sample screenshots and usage tips by developer Angus Johnson.


__philippe 2015-05-30 10:04

ResourceHacker Beta 4.1.12 released 30-MAY-2015
- Lots of changes and still more to come
- (with documentation yet to do too)


__philippe 2015-05-13 12:33

ResourceHacker Beta 4.1.3 released 12-MAY-2015.
- Major redesign to properly handle RC files
- (Documentation coming shortly)


__philippe 2015-05-08 09:26

ResourceHacker Beta 4.1.2 released 05-MAY-2015.
-Unicode support added
-Improved ANI Icon/Cur display

suggested by Ruby :


Ennovy 2015-05-02 07:39

Updated to version 4

What's new:

Main changes include better displaying of images (esp. 32-bit images)
Now allows creating RES files from scratch (including template dialog, menu, string table, version and manifest resources)
Numerous cosmetic improvements


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