Link to pages with general resources description MSDN - Resources OverView & Reference You can embed any binary data into your AutoIt compiled EXE files in it's resources at compile time. As opposite to FileInstall() with resources you can use your embedded data directly without any temporary files on disk. If you wish you can save resources to disk with _ResourceSaveToFile() however. Adding data to resources can be done simply by AutoIt3Wrapper directive: #AutoIt3Wrapper_Res_File_