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Resource Hacker v5.1.7

billon on 3 Jan 2019

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?
  • Fixed broken Accelerator compiling.
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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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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.

PPEE v1.12

billon on 27 Dec 2019
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 17 Aug 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?
  • Rich Header supported (experimental).
  • Resolve ordinal to name in imported APIs.
  • Added:
    • Filter/Search box for listview;
    • PE type icon in statusbar;
    • SHA256 and ImpHash in FileInfo plugin.
  • .ini file converted to UTF.
  • Bugfixes.
Latest comments
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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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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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.