I have Jbuilder2007 and im wondering if there is a way i can decompile .exe files so i can read the code in java.
To edit an exe file, you'd need to use a disassembler and know the assembly language.ok, so basically there is no way to edit a .exe file? i thought maybe there was a way the code could be translated to java or pseudocode or something
Yep. You can imagine storing the executable in an array, dereferencing, and jumping to that point -- any strong enough language (C/C++ not FORTRAN or Java, though C# could do it in unsafe mode) should be able to do that, but it's hardly understandable. Likewise, you could imagine turning a few commands into basic C commands and leaving the rest in asm blocks -- but that's no better either.AFAIK, there is currently no way to reliably and automatically reverse-engineer machine code to a high-level language; it's a much more complex problem than you might think.