Resource Explorer

Resources Explorer was written by me after I've spent too much time (as I thought) trying to find some resources I wanted to use in my app. It was an AVI usually shown when you delete some file. So due to my previously written programm (which shows the modules other application uses while running) and the MSDEV I searched through all these modules in order to find this specific resource and finally succeded. So appeared the idea - the result is in front of you.

Resources Explorer can show you the resources included in .EXE and .DLL files. It is your decision what to do with them after extraction. By the way: I guessed some formats of files (like BMP, ICO or CUR) but not all of them, so in most cases you will just get the raw binary data.

Download executable - 41.5 KB


  • Source code

    Posted by Legacy on 07/29/2002 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Gregory Kovriga

    I've sent the source code to the maintainer of the page numeroze times years ago - but it was never posted...
    After that I stopped developing this app - stopped developing for Windows at all actually...Linux :)

  • Nice Program, but !!!

    Posted by Legacy on 08/18/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Markus F�rstel

    The resource browsing tool is very nice. Finding resources is much easier now. But Visula Studio is already prepared to load and display resources from exe and dll files. just say "open" in file menu and choose "open as resource" from the combobox. The resource editor will show all resources. Now you can even drag and drop to your own project which might be active ...

  • Source code

    Posted by Legacy on 02/22/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Dan Satria

    Fred Forester wrote a nice program called ResViewer located in the Misc section. It comes with source code.

    Other pointers:
    MSDN: "Creating a Resource List"

    • good

      Posted by benxh on 03/05/2008 10:57pm


  • Nice work but...

    Posted by Legacy on 02/18/2000 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Philippe Lhoste

    It is nice and useful.

    As many others, I just regret that you don't make public the source code, as there can be many improvements, in the display area mostly...

    I think that you can either use the MSDN description of resource structures (unless it is messed up in files) or some APIs like LoadString or VerQueryValue for some common resources.

    In any case, thank you for such a compact and useful tool.

  • Need source of the software

    Posted by Legacy on 06/20/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: somebody


    From where I got your contact address?
    I found your software on the net when i was surfing.
    I found it marvolous and wonderfull.

    Why I like your software?
    I always tried to change the start button text on the taskbar.
    I tried to search it in regitery.
    I tried to search it in the form of JAVA applet.
    I tried to search it in J Script.
    But invain.

    Now by the help of your software I found its original location.
    Actually it is located inside of "c: \windows\explorer.exe"
    It is stored as a bitmap having an id:151.

    Reason for contact?
    I'll be greatfull if you grant me the source code of this programm
    and the latest version of the software.

    Pl reply me as sooner as possible.


  • nice but "where are my drives?" :-((

    Posted by Legacy on 05/28/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: CODO

    A nice tool - but only drive A and C are visible.
    The source would be the solution to resolve the

  • ResourceExplorer

    Posted by Legacy on 05/03/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Prakash Somashekar pari

    Its really fantastic with such a low memory consumption.

  • Everywhere in Codeguru has Source, Why here has not!??

    Posted by Legacy on 04/27/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Timnley

    Everywhere in Codeguru has Source, Why here has not!??

  • Drag'n Drop AND Source?

    Posted by Legacy on 04/20/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Patrick Frants


    Where is the source and drag and drop source would be very useful


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