HxD Hex Editor

HxD Hex Editor

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
4.7
out of 51 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.7.7
  • Total Downloads:
    2,837,767
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 08, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    851.59KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6,891
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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HxD is a freeware hex editor, a tool that can open and edit computer code. In the right hands, it's a powerful utility that can inspect, compare, and verify files, disks, disk images, memory, and log files; patch errors, and repair disk structures.

Pros

Really big data: HxD's current version handles large data sets. If it fits on a disk, HxD can open it -- fast search and replace functions, too.

Standard options: HxD packs lots of useful extras, like a checksum generator, multiple charset support, RAM editor, ghost caret, file shredder, splitting and joining, unlimited undo, and a portable version.

Export data: HxD exports data to source code (C, C#, Java, Pascal, and VB.NET) or to hex formats.

Cons

Not for the inexperienced user: This isn't a flaw in the tool; it's just worth noting that this is geared toward advanced users.

Bottom Line

With an attractive, efficient interface and an extensive menu of powerful tools and extras, HxD delivers the goods. And if you need a feature that HxD doesn't have, the developer wants to know about it. Coders, system administrators, and advanced users will want HxD in their toolkits.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Excellent hex editor"

December 25, 2013  |  By Kaixr

 |  Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

Pros

Well made with attention to detail, free, fast, ad-free.

Cons

Good software, though a new version wouldn't hurt.

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5 stars

"Works great. Nice interface."

October 21, 2013  |  By mcoates78

 |  Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

Pros

Works great. Nice interface.

Cons

I did not have any problems with it.

Summary

Give it a try. Can't beat the price.

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5 stars

"Still the best Hex Editor made, by a long shot"

July 31, 2013  |  By MMOSimca

 |  Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

Pros

Free!
Incredibly fast speed, even when the files being read are massive.
Search functionality is excellent - it supports a large amount of different search options and can even find if the thing you're searching for was written -backwards-.

Cons

Hasn't been updated in several years.
Would be nice if it had a built in hex-decimal-binary calculator.

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5 stars

"Excellent Piece of Software"

December 18, 2012  |  By falexge

 |  Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

Pros

Lightweight, Opens files quickly and most importantly, free

Cons

None so far

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5 stars

"Best editor and its free..."

November 26, 2012  |  By nema101

 |  Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

Pros

Fast and accurate

Cons

I have not had any issues with this application.

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5 stars

"Excellent Editor"

September 29, 2012  |  By cnet_news

 |  Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

Pros

RAW-disk editing and modifying

Cons

Did not find any

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5 stars

"This Hex editor did everything exactly as advertised."

May 11, 2012  |  By lmckirahan

 |  Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

Pros

When you need to see ansii characters and only the hex is available, an editor like "HxD Hex Editor" has everything you need in a very user friendly package.

Cons

Not one thing would I change in this editor.

Summary

Top of the line. The fact is that CNET,,(the most trusted name I believe, in shareware and freeware downloads), proved once again how valuable they are to us all.

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5 stars

"Simply the best for free low-level editing"

April 14, 2012  |  By tallmabey

 |  Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

Pros

HxD is awesome! I can't count the number of times I've needed to view or edit a file or disk at the binary level, and every time I've been able to rely on HxD to get the job done. Granted, this isn't a program for which a lot of people will have a need, but for those of us that work with software at a lower level, it's SO nice to be able to turn to HxD and know you'll be able to do what you need to.

I love being able to change the column width and the encoding so easily, and even though I haven't yet had a use to open sections of RAM with HxD, I've got to admit that it's an impressive feature.

Cons

None. 100% reliable in my experience.

Summary

One example where HxD saved me was when I needed to fix the master boot record of my new MacBook Pro about a year ago (still having buyers remorse over that...) because I was setting it up to do triple booting, and I was able to calculate the partition entries and enter them directly into the boot sector using HxD.

Like I said earlier, where HxD really shines is when working on tasks that a relatively small percentage of computer users will ever even attempt. But because of its solid performance and low memory usage, it's a tool I always make sure to install on every new build of Windows that I install for myself.

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4 stars

"Hex Editor was easy to download and install"

January 31, 2012  |  By lmayojr

 |  Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

Pros

I was able to repair 2 hard drives that were invalid.

Cons

I'm new at editing hard drive code and was'nt shure what to do, but after a few internet searches I found some instruction on what lines to edit.
Its a good program I need more study perhaps (Hex Editing for Dummies)

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5 stars

"Simple, Robust, Effective"

January 19, 2012  |  By Preetam_Das

 |  Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

Pros

Fast, Small memory footprint, Easy to use, Automatically creates a backup of the original file before making any modifications

Cons

Lack of help file makes hex-editing a tough game for beginners

Summary

An excellent product, does exactly what it's built for... not a resource hog.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.7.7
Version 1.7.7 is a bug fixing release.
General
Publisher Mael Horz
Publisher web site http://mh-nexus.de
Release Date April 08, 2009
Date Added April 08, 2009
Version 1.7.7
Category
Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Server 2008, Windows 2000, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Me
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 851.59KB
File Name HxDSetupEN.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,837,767
Downloads Last Week 6,891
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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