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Resource Hacker

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 12/19/2017.

Resource Hacker is a freeware utility to view, modify, rename, add, delete and extract resources in 32bit and 64bit Windows executables and resource files (*.res). It incorporates an internal resource script compiler and decompiler and works on all (Win95 - Win7) Windows operating systems.

Resource Hacker is a complete resource editing tool: compiling, viewing, decompiling and recompiling resources for both 32bit and 64bit Windows executables.


  • Only the latest version is available.

To install Resource Hacker, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install reshack

To upgrade Resource Hacker, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade reshack


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'reshack'
      fileType       = 'EXE'
      url            = ''
      checksum       = '32d9aa920d4d97e799fbb630f9bbc4597b52281692175688b6a582501eb0a683'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
      softwareName   = 'Resource Hacker*'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Angus Johnson


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Resource Hacker 4.5.30 1395 Sunday, November 27, 2016 approved
Resource Hacker 4.5.28 144 Friday, November 25, 2016 approved
Resource Hacker 4.4.26 263 Thursday, November 3, 2016 approved
Resource Hacker 4.2.5 497 Monday, October 19, 2015 approved
Resource Hacker 4.2.3 166 Monday, June 29, 2015 approved
Resource Hacker 3.6.0 878 Wednesday, December 19, 2012  

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