How can I remove data from the compiled exe? Topic is solved

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SirSocks
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How can I remove data from the compiled exe?

04 Feb 2020, 08:30

Hello -

I made a script and compiled it using Ahk2Exe. If I open the exe in notepad and scroll to the very bottom I see the following data.
Is there any way for me to remove the "AutoHotKey" text from this data?

Thank you,
All help is appreciated.

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boiler
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Re: How can I remove data from the compiled exe?

04 Feb 2020, 08:35

You can try editing it with a hex editor like HxD (available for free). I would just replace those characters with another string of letters of the same length.
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Re: How can I remove data from the compiled exe?

04 Feb 2020, 08:39

Thanks @boiler I'll give that a try.
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Re: How can I remove data from the compiled exe?  Topic is solved

04 Feb 2020, 13:36

Another idea is to use the updated compiler with its new directives:

Upcoming Ahk2Exe Changes (2019)

For example:

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;@Ahk2Exe-SetName MyProgramName
;@Ahk2Exe-SetDescription MyProgramName(tm)
;@Ahk2Exe-SetVersion 2.14
;@Ahk2Exe-SetOrigFilename MyProgramName.exe
;@Ahk2Exe-SetCompanyName MyCompanyName Inc
;@Ahk2Exe-SetCopyright (c) 2010-2020 MyCompanyName Inc
;@Ahk2Exe-SetLegalTrademarks MyProgramName(tm) of MyCompanyName Inc
;@Ahk2Exe-UpdateManifest 0,MyProgramName,2.14.0.0
Regards, Joe
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Re: How can I remove data from the compiled exe?

04 Feb 2020, 13:54

Even better. I wasn't aware of those changes. I'll follow that thread more closely. :)
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SirSocks
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Re: How can I remove data from the compiled exe?

04 Feb 2020, 14:34

Thank you very much @JoeWinograd and @boiler. I'll try using those directives.
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Re: How can I remove data from the compiled exe?

04 Feb 2020, 15:31

Further to the replies up-thread, the particular Compiler Directive you need for the change you requested in your first post is ;@Ahk2Exe-UpdateManifest.
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Re: How can I remove data from the compiled exe?

04 Feb 2020, 16:12

Thanks for the exact directive @TAC109 ;@Ahk2Exe-UpdateManifest

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