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Resource Hacker v4.7.34 Updated

billon on 12 Apr 2018

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.

Category:
System Requirements: 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.
What's new?
  • The dialog editor has been improved significantly.
  • The menu editor has had a minor update too.
  • Bugfix: Saving RC files was saving the compiled script instead.
  • A number of other minor updates and fixes too.
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rbon on 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
Downloads:
- Setup executable: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/reshacker_setup.exe
- 'Portable' zip file: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker.zip

MIKLO on 2016-10-09 14:10

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

rbon on 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
spaces.
- 'Portable' zip file: http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/resource_hacker_beta.zip

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PPEE v1.11 Updated

billon on 10 Apr 2018
  • 980KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Apr 2018
  • Suggested by billon

PPEE (Professional PE file Explorer) allows analysis of malformed and crafted PE files, making it handy for reverse-engineering, malware researchers and more. The program includes PE Export, Import, Resource, Exception, Certificate (relies on Windows API), Base Relocation, Debug, TLS, Load Config, Bound Import, IAT, Delay Import and CLR.

The program includes a HEX editor and supports Virustotal and OPSWAT's Metadefender query reports.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete Plugin folder. Launch PPEE.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: pestudio, MiTeC EXE Explorer
What's new?
  • Remember window size and position.
  • Added Authentihash(PE256) in FileInfo plugin.
  • Autocheck for new version at program start up.
  • Bugfixes.
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smaragdus on 2018-04-12 09:27

@doctor__philippe
What other kind of maladies do you cure? Or only software ones?

__philippe on 2018-04-12 17:50

Now that you mention it, I have been known to cure images hosting service broken links...;-)
https://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=89747#p89747

smaragdus on 2018-04-13 00:12

@@doctor__philippe
Thanks for the new cure!

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MiTeC EXE Explorer v1.5.6 Updated

billon on 31 Jan 2018
  • 4MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 31 Jan 2018
  • Suggested by juvera

MiTeC EXE Explorer reads and displays executable file properties and structure. It is compatible with PE32 (Portable Executable), PE32+ (64bit), NE (Windows 3.x New Executable) and VxD (Windows 9x Virtual Device Driver) file types, as well as .NET executables.

The program enumerates introduced classes, used units and forms for files compiled by Borland compilers. It contains powerfull Resource Viewer that is able to abalyze and display all basic resouce types and some extra ones as JPEG, PNG, GIF, AVI, REGISTRY and Type Library viewer that enumerates all objects and creates import interface unit in Object Pascal language. Every type of resource can be saved to file.

Program data can be output to a text report.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch EXE.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: PPEE, pestudio
What's new?
  • Added AuthentiCode verification.
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CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-02-06 16:21

All MiTeC software that I use, writes to registry.
MiTeC HexEdit 6.1.0
MiTeC Icon Explorer 4.2.0
MiTeC Mail Viewer 2.3.0
MiTeC Network Scanner 4.0

Therefore Ive used JauntePE060Nightly to make it true stealth.

CornHolio the Gringo on 2018-02-06 16:27

All MiTeC software that I use, writes to registry.
MiTeC HexEdit 6.1.0
MiTeC Icon Explorer 4.2.0
MiTeC Mail Viewer 2.3.0
MiTeC Network Scanner 4.0

Therefore Ive used JauntePE060Nightly to make it true stealth.

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GDIView v1.26

billon on 5 Dec 2016
  • 73KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Dec 2016
  • Suggested by JohnW

GDIView displays the list of Graphics Device Interface (GDI) handles including brushes, pens, fonts, bitmaps, and more opened by every process. It displays the total count for each type of GDI handle, as well as detailed information about each handle. This tool can be useful for developers that need to trace GDI resources leak in their software.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch GDIView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Save All Items' menu item.

ResEdit v1.6.6

__philippe on 7 Apr 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 May 2015
  • Suggested by Ruby

ResEdit is a resource editor. You can use it if you want to use dialogs, icon, version information or other types of resources. Output files can be compiled by any Win32 compiler, like MinGW and Microsoft Visual C++.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the 7z package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ResEdit.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: ResourceHacker
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Midas on 2015-04-26 12:26

Maybe I'm just dense, but I use resource editors frequently, yet could never get the hang of ResEdit. Can anyone suggest some kind of straightforward tutorial?

__philippe on 2017-04-07 16:34

@Midas,

My advice: stay well clear of this ResEdit devilish contraption.
The bloody thing decided to keep crashing on my XP, of late, BSOD included...:-(

Use old faithful ResourceHacker instead :
https://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=289

Developer Angus Johnson obligingly provides a rich sampling of usage screenshots:
http://www.angusj.com/resourcehacker/

Midas on 2017-04-08 02:53

Thanks __philippe. As I never did get the hang of ResEdit, ResourceHacker is still my number one go to hacking tool. (Has been like forever.) :)

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HeapMemView v1.05

Checker on 21 Mar 2014
  • 60KB (uncompressed)
  • Suggested by Checker

HeapMemView allows you to view the content of all memory blocks allocated in the heap of the process that you select. This tool can be useful for developers who need to trace memory leaks in their software.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch HeapMemView.exe.
What's new?
  • Added 'Automatically Sort On Refresh' option.
  • Fixed the flickering while scrolling the upper pane.

XN Resource Editor Portable v3.0.0.1

billon on 27 Nov 2016
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 2 Dec 2010
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

XN Resource Editor is a resource editor and PE module explorer. It works on RES, EXE and DLL files. It provides special support for Delphi programs by displaying all the modules that comprise a Delphi program, and letting you edit the properties of the components used on Delphi forms.
XN Resource Editor Portable is a portable wrapper for XN Resource Editor.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: MPL/GPL
How to extract: Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch XNResourceEditorPortable.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: Resource Hacker
What's new?
  • Compiled with Borland Developer Studio 2006.
  • Unicode resource supported throughout.
  • C Compiler detection for RC include files.
  • New dialog controls support.
Latest comments
Ralph on 2011-02-24 03:13

Yes [Web Site] needs updating to URL in Synopsis: http://www.wilsonc.demon.co.uk/d10resourceeditor.htm
[Download] could point to his zip download : http://www.btinternet.com/~wilsoncpw/xnresourceeditor.zip
rather than an iffy paf

Midas on 2012-07-11 10:12

Entry needs updating. There isn't any mention of a 'Portable Edition' at the download link: there are two downloadables, a 'xn_resourceeditor_setup.exe' (which can be UniExtracted) and a 'xnresourceeditor.zip' -- in the end, the difference between the two is that you get an extra 'readme.txt' inside the '{app}' folder from the first...

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QIcon Changer v1.0

Checker on 6 Aug 2014

QIcon Changer is a small tool that allow you to patch the icon of any kind of application (including .exe and .scr), overwriting the previous icon resource with the new one you chose. Just drag an icon file (.ico) from your desktop then drop to the application layer then do the same process with your target application, drag an executable from your desktop then drop in the application layer then you can apply the modification and enjoy your new application icon.

Note: If the target application is compressed / packed it will not be able to patch the icon because most packer will make resource format invalid.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No. (details)
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. The application is in the {app} folder
  3. Launch QIconChanger.exe

Problems? This process requires an up-to-date component (Innounp 0.37 or above) for Universal Extractor. If you have difficulty extracting the files, follow the steps below and retry:
  1. Download the latest version of Innounp
  2. Extract the RAR package to the \bin folder of Universal Extractor, overwriting the existing innounp.exe
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bzl333 on 2013-02-25 18:35

darn, i was hoping this would work on folders so i could quickly add the appropriate icons to folders and sub-folders in the start menu but doesn't seem to.

Midas on 2013-05-22 15:44

@bzl333: have a look at Folderico (http://www.portablefreeware.com/?id=1301).

loin2kolpotoru on 2014-03-12 04:43

Try PEIconChanger - http://www.portablefreeware.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=21358

It is better then QIconChanger because it supports importing icon from exe files which QIconChanger dose not support

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GACView v1.11

Checker on 22 Feb 2015
  • 54KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 11 Jan 2008
  • Suggested by Checker

GACView is an alternative to the standard .NET assembly viewer on Windows Explorer. In addition to the standard columns, GACView displays additional information for each assembly, like modified date, file size, full path of the assembly file, file version, and so on. GACView also allows you to delete an assembly the cannot be uninstalled in the regular way.

Category:
System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch gacview.exe.
What's new?
  • The configuration is now saved to a file, instead of the Registry.

Visual Terrain Maker v1.4

webfork on 27 Mar 2015

Visual Terrain Maker is a simple 3D-modeling program allows visually create landscapes (maps) for games or other purposes. The program can export to Direct X file format(*.x). The program is not critical to the video adapters and drivers. Suitable for DarkBasic developers.

Note: The main site no longer lists the program, listing a Softpedia mirror.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Dependencies: OpenGL v1.1
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch VTM.exe.
Latest comments
Emka on 2013-12-16 18:52

Website seems to have changed.

Babyscout19 on 2014-06-28 21:21

I want to REALLY download this to make some soft terrains and backgrounds...... But i cant because the site has changed and now it asks me what system I am running and the budget I have available to spend.... I would like this to be updated... So as for now, unfortunately, thumbs down. Please update as necessary and I will be happy to review the program further. :)

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ResThief v1.20

Andrew Lee on 12 Feb 2013

ResThief is a tiny tool to extract resources from binary files. It will examine every executable dropped on its window and extract all the resources (bitmaps, icons, AVI's, sounds, text... anything a programmer cares to stuff into a program) and save them as separate files.

Category:
System Requirements: WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: None
Unicode support: No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch ResThief.exe.
Latest comments
Emka on 2013-12-16 19:35

links broken

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Handler v1.5

webfork on 25 Jun 2017

Handler provides various information about a certain window or just any control under the mouse cursor. In addition, it will also reveal any text in an obscured password entry field.

Note: The application website appears to be down, so I have enabled direct download for this entry.

Category:
System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP
Writes settings to: None
Stealth: ? No
License: Free for personal use
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch handler.exe.