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Windows 7: Changing file version

22 Apr 2011   #1
stinkyboy

Windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 
Changing file version

I made an executable file with freebasic compiler (basicly i turned qbasic source file into stand-alone executable) and i wonder if there is ANY way to change version of file so it is displayed at properties in "details" menu?
i searched youtube and wikipedia and windows help but nothing.
pls help me, i have some plans with it and i really want to add version info


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22 Apr 2011   #2
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

You need to add it to the file first, because freebasic compiler does not do that.

I would use Restorator 2007.
In the program menu Resources - Add Resource - Windows Standard type- Version

And then because trial version of Restorator leaves trial marks inside exe file, I would use Resource Hacker to edit these marks (in resource hacker it is not possible to add a new Version resource as easy as in Restorator).
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23 Apr 2011   #3
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Hello there. You can use Resource Hacker . It's very good tool.
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23 Apr 2011   #4
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

StalkeR, Resource Hacker was just mentioned above.

However, have you actually tried yourself to insert a version resource in the file with Resource Hacker without knowing a structure of a version resource? It is impossible.
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23 Apr 2011   #5
StalkeR

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I didn't saw that. My mistake. And I haven't used Res Hacker for a long time....
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23 Apr 2011   #6
stinkyboy

Windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
You need to add it to the file first, because freebasic compiler does not do that.

I would use Restorator 2007.
In the program menu Resources - Add Resource - Windows Standard type- Version

And then because trial version of Restorator leaves trial marks inside exe file, I would use Resource Hacker to edit these marks (in resource hacker it is not possible to add a new Version resource as easy as in Restorator).
can you pls explain how to do it?
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23 Apr 2011   #7
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

1. Download Restorator 2007 Here
2. Start downloaded file and install
3. Open Restorator 2007 shortcut in Start-Programs menu
4. In Restorator 2007 open file, which you have compiled in freebasic compiler.
5.In the Restorator 2007 menu Resources - Add Resource, Choose Windows Standard type- Version
6. Edit new fields which appeared with corresponding information.7. Save file, exit Restorator 2007.

7.Download and install Resource Hacker from here
8. Open modified file in Resource Hacker
9. In the left menu choose the Corresponding resource in this case Version Info/1/Language number
10. Change whatever mentions of trial version and click button "Compile Script" and Save file.
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23 Apr 2011   #8
stinkyboy

Windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

i did it exactly like that and still when i go to propeties->details there is nothing under file version shown
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23 Apr 2011   #9
Neutron16

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Might have missed something.
Here it is in pictures.


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24 Apr 2011   #10
stinkyboy

Windows 7 ultimate x32
 
 

Thank u VERY much. Now im happy
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