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Old 11-06-2011, 12:24 PM   #1
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Default convert exe to different extension

good readings every one! i have a question, and that is can you edit an exe file??

can you open it with notepad or wordpad so that you can see its codes?

can i jjust change its extension from.exe to .bat? eg. notepad.exe to notepad.bat

please some one tell me it can really be done!

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Old 11-06-2011, 04:37 PM   #2
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Not in notepad no,

In a hex editor yes. A good one is winhex.

It's not easy, in fact I'd go as far as to say that knowing how to look at read and program in hex is a dying art.

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Old 11-07-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
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...and on top of what root's said, and just to clarify, you can't just change an exe to a bat file. A bat(ch) file is just that, a batch script of tasks to run that you can open in a text editor. An exe(cutable) is a compiled binary that you can only change in a hex editor.

If you want to view the original source code of the exe, you need to find it somewhere (it won't be in the exe) and then open it, then recompile it if you want to change the contents. In short, if you're asking, the answer is to all practical purposes a straight no!
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