Restorator 2009 4.0 build 1807 Portable: A Freeware Utility for Editing Windows Resources
Restorator 2009 4.0 build 1807 Portable is a software tool that allows you to modify, add, or remove resources such as text, images, icons, sounds, videos, dialogs, and menus in almost any Windows application or DLL[^1^]. You can use it to customize your programs, translate them into different languages, or fix errors and bugs[^2^]. Restorator 2009 4.0 build 1807 Portable is a portable version of Restorator 2009 that does not require installation and can be run from a USB drive or any other removable media[^3^].
Some of the features of Restorator 2009 4.0 build 1807 Portable are:
Resource View: A tree view that shows all the resources in a file or folder. You can edit, add, delete, extract, or replace resources with drag and drop or the context menu.
Resource Editor: A powerful editor that lets you modify resources in various formats such as text, binary, image, audio, video, dialog, menu, etc. You can also use external editors for some formats.
Resource Script: A text representation of the resources that can be edited with syntax highlighting and code completion. You can also import and export resource scripts from and to RC files.
Resource Finder: A tool that helps you locate resources in files or folders by name, type, size, date, etc. You can also search for text or binary patterns in resources.
Resource Grabber: A tool that extracts all the resources from an executable file or a DLL and saves them as separate files.
Resource Compare: A tool that compares two resource files or folders and shows the differences in a graphical way.
Resource Patcher: A tool that creates a patch file that contains only the modified resources and can be applied to update an original file.
Resource Explorer: A tool that shows the properties and dependencies of a resource file or a DLL.
If you want to try Restorator 2009 4.0 build 1807 Portable for yourself, you can download it from Google Drive[^1^] or from this blog[^3^]. Note that this is a freeware utility and not an official release by the developer of Restorator. Use it at your own risk and always backup your files before modifying them with Restorator.In this article, we will show you how to use Restorator 2009 4.0 build 1807 Portable to edit the resources of a Windows application. We will use Notepad as an example, but you can apply the same steps to any other program.
Step 1: Open the file with Restorator
First, you need to locate the executable file or the DLL that contains the resources you want to edit. In our case, it is notepad.exe, which is usually found in C:\\Windows\\System32 folder. You can use the Resource Finder tool in Restorator to search for files by name, type, size, date, etc.
Once you have found the file, you can open it with Restorator by double-clicking on it or by dragging and dropping it into the Restorator main window. You will see a tree view that shows all the resources in the file, grouped by categories such as Bitmap, Cursor, Icon, Menu, String Table, etc. You can expand or collapse each category by clicking on the plus or minus sign next to it.
Step 2: Edit the resources
Now you can start editing the resources as you wish. For example, if you want to change the icon of Notepad, you can select Icon from the tree view and then choose the icon you want to modify. You will see a preview of the icon in the Resource Editor pane on the right. You can use the toolbar buttons to zoom in or out, copy or paste, or use external editors for some formats.
To replace the icon with a new one, you can either drag and drop a new icon file from your computer or from another resource file into the Resource Editor pane, or you can use the Replace command from the context menu or the Edit menu. You can also add a new icon by using the Add command from the context menu or the Edit menu.
You can edit other types of resources in a similar way. For example, if you want to change the text of Notepad, you can select String Table from the tree view and then choose the string you want to modify. You will see a list of strings in different languages in the Resource Editor pane. You can edit each string by double-clicking on it or by using the Edit command from the context menu or the Edit menu.
Step 3: Save and test your changes
After you have finished editing your resources, you need to save your changes. You can either save them directly into the original file by using the Save command from the File menu or by pressing Ctrl+S, or you can save them into a new file by using the Save As command from the File menu or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+S. If you save them into a new file, make sure to give it a different name and location than the original file.
Now you can test your changes by running your modified file. You should see your new icon and text in Notepad. If something goes wrong or you are not satisfied with your changes, you can always undo them by using the Undo command from the Edit menu or by pressing Ctrl+Z.
Congratulations! You have successfully edited your first Windows application with Restorator 2009 4.0 build 1807 Portable. You can use this powerful tool to customize any program on your computer and make it look and work as you want. 061ffe29dd