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Resource Hacker (Portable)


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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/6/2019.

Resource Hacker™ has been designed to be the complete resource editing tool: compiling, viewing, decompiling and recompiling resources for both 32bit and 64bit Windows executables. Resource Hacker™ can open any type of Windows executable (.exe; *.dll; *.scr; *.mui etc) so that individual resources can be added modified or deleted within these files. Resource Hacker™ can create and compile resource script files (.rc), and edit resource files (*.res) too.

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

C:\> choco install reshack.portable

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

C:\> choco upgrade reshack.portable


  • tools\chocolateyBeforeModify.ps1 Show
    Get-Process ResourceHacker* | Stop-Process -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName = 'reshack.portable'
    $url32       = ''
    $checksum32  = '7d33dbc5ab0e4a9e1c88471d8afcba024dc62792f643833869f4e459306b01e6'
    $toolsPath   = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      url            = $url32
      checksum       = $checksum32
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      unzipLocation  = $toolsPath
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    $FileFullPath = get-childitem $toolsPath -recurse -include *.exe | select -First 1
    Install-ChocolateyShortcut -shortcutFilePath "$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Resource Hacker™.lnk" $FileFullPath -WorkingDirectory "$toolsPath"
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    Get-Process ResourceHacker* | Stop-Process -Force -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue
    $icon_name = (Get-ChildItem "$env:ALLUSERSPROFILE\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\" -Filter "Resource Hacker™.lnk" -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue).FullName
    Remove-Item $icon_name -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue

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Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Angus Johnson


Copyright © 1999-2016 Angus Johnson


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Resource Hacker (Portable) 5.1.6 5788 Tuesday, July 31, 2018 approved
Resource Hacker (Portable) 5.1.5 61 Monday, July 30, 2018 approved
Resource Hacker (Portable) 5.1.4 469 Sunday, July 15, 2018 approved
Resource Hacker (Portable) 5.1.3 82 Sunday, July 15, 2018 approved
Resource Hacker (Portable) 5.1.2 107 Friday, July 13, 2018 approved
Resource Hacker (Portable) 5.1.1 529 Friday, June 29, 2018 approved
Resource Hacker (Portable) 5.0.42 93 Monday, June 4, 2018 approved
Resource Hacker (Portable) 123 Saturday, April 28, 2018 approved
Resource Hacker (Portable) 4.7.34 128 Friday, April 13, 2018 approved
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