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HOWTO: Retrieve Win32-based Executable File (PE) Header Info

Article ID: Q100636

The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Visual C++, 32-bit Edition, versions 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 4.0, 5.0


The EXEHDR program displays the information in the executable file header for applications developed for the MS-DOS, OS/2, and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The following command retrieves PE (Portable Executable) header information for a Win32-based executable file (.EXE or .DLL filename extension) named <filename>:

   dumpbin -headers <filename>

To obtain information about exported and imported symbols, use one of the following commands:

   dumpbin -exports <filename>
   dumpbin -imports <filename>

Additional query words: vcnt

Keywords          : TlsMisc 
Version           : WINDOWS:1.0,2.0,2.1,4.0,5.0;
Platform          : WINDOWS
Issue type        : kbhowto

Last Reviewed: October 1, 1997
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