I opened .exe in notepad++ > crazy code

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2006-01-31
2012-11-13
  • I opened a .exe in notepad++ and just got a lot of crazy code which is unreadable. I don't know what to do to make it readable and aditeble.

    any suggestions

    here is a bit of the crazy code, see what you make of it:
    Y‹vÜ…öuã_ÃXÀ)È‹tGü_ËÀPQ‹

     
    • Paulius
      Paulius
      2006-01-31

      Notepad++ is source code (text) editor. It isn't ment to be used to edit binary files. You should download some HEX editor, resource editor or maybe some disassembler - depending on what you want to do with the exe file.

       
    • thank you for your reply.

      which HEX editor would you recoment?

       
    • Notepad++ edits binary files just fine. Crude hex tools are available in Plugins | TextFX Convert.