Resources Protection allows you to select the types of resources in the executable file that will be protected. All resources in the file are protected by default, but there you can enable/disable additional protection of ICON and VERSION resources.
- Protect all resources - all resources in the file will be protected;
- Protect all resources, except icon - do not protect ICON resources. Almost all executable files contain ICON resources, a default icon is displayed with the file shown in the file Explorer. Note that if the "Protect all resources" option is enabled, the default Windows icon will be shown for this file in Explorer.
- Protect all resources, except icon and version - disables protection of ICON and VERSION resources. Note that if any of the two above options are enabled, meaning that VERSION resources are protected, then the file version/information will not be shown in the properties dialog. The current option is recommended for most files.
Use the first two options only if you definitely need to protect ICON and VERSION resources.
Note that the following resources are not protected either: STRINGS, MANIFEST, 'TYPELIB', 'REGISTRY'.