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I am trying to edit some hardcoded textstrings of a simple application called mininotify, because I want to do some translation. The program has been abandoned by its developer some years ago, and he doesn't answer when I contact him.

The application seems to be written in Microsoft Visual basic.

I have tried to use tools like Resource hacker and Resource tuner, but the application does not have any strings saved as resources.

I have also tried to find strings by searching with HEX-editor, but I only find programming variables and stuff like that.

Is there anything else I can do, or is it impossible?

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Have you been able to find a solution to this issue ? I ran into the same problem and I am still trying to find a solution in vain :) – user125239 Mar 28 '12 at 12:30

You are looking for something like .Net Reflector its not free anymore, but there is a 14 day trial.

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.. isn't it just for .net apps? – Sathya Jul 10 '11 at 18:26
So I need to decompile the whole application, change strings and the fix all errors and then recompile it? Seems like a lot of work. – droidgren Jul 10 '11 at 18:35
Apologies, I was thinking about VB.NET. Probably wont work. you need to find a visual basic decomiler, and then hope that it was not obfuscated. – soandos Jul 10 '11 at 23:47

The reason why you dont see any strings is probalby fact that exe is packed with UPX or other executable packer. I tryed download the file to determine which packer was used but program is no longer available on server. Post the program if You can, i'll try help.

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