Get source code from .EXE file

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I want to get the actual source code of program using the .EXE file. Is it possible to get the source code?

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It really depends on the type of software we are talking about. Something proprietary like Windows 7 or Photoshop? Don’t even think about it. Extremely illegal and could mean trouble for a very long time. These billion dollar corporations take intellectual property very seriously. However, if the software is under the “GNU” license, the source code is most likely available and your involvement in development, very encouraged. These are things like GIMP, or most Linux Distributions. A good site to find more information is SourceForge where many developers can put open source software on display for review and use.

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  • ToddN2000
    Are you just curious as to how something works or are you looking to modify an existing program written by someone else? If you are curious just Google / Bing the feature you find interesting and see what you can find. If you want to modify somebody's code then you are looking at some serious legal issue if caught like Tom mentioned. If it's an old application written by your organization, where you have lost the source code that's another issue
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