HxD Hex Editor User Reviews

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Did exactly what I wanted it to do"

    November 10, 2011  |   By scoxbike

    Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

    Pros

    Reduced a binary file's size by allowing me to edit off spurious characters. Resulting .exe then installed because its file size properly matched the size that it expected as an installer.

    Cons

    Nada, zilch, zippo

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does what it is supposed to do"

    October 12, 2011  |   By stanislavf

    Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

    Pros

    Simple.
    Has extras, such as a RAM view, text only.
    Price :-).

    Cons

    No Cons to speak of.

    Summary

    If you need a Hex editor, for most situations this is just fine and free.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "LIFESAVER! or at least CRAZYSAVING!"

    October 10, 2011  |   By RoseGirl23

    Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

    Pros

    Everything about it?

    Cons

    Honestly, I can't think of one!

    Summary

    This program saves me from losing my mind on a regular basis. I think it's the best thing I've gotten for my computer... well, ever.

    I write a blog and I'm long winded, so when I hit post and get an error followed by hitting back on my browser only to find the masterpiece I just spent an hour on has vanished, I kinda lose it.

    A couple months ago, I decided that I was going to find a way to get my work back come hell or high water! And yes, I know there are plug-ins or whatever that will save your writing, but they don't save the stuff you lost BEFORE you installed it. After hours and hours searching online for a solution, I found this baby! I've used her many a time since, and every time I remember I have this amazing program it stops me mid-freakout! Then I smile, and find what I lost, copy & paste into word, quick find & replace for the misc. characters, and I'm done! Problem solved. It's simply genious!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Editor"

    July 5, 2011  |   By garrisonaw

    Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

    Pros

    Instant opening - even large files
    Explorer context menu integration
    Warning for changing file size on by default
    Backup files created by default

    Cons

    Would like to have a hex calculator and/or a decimal-to-hex converter

    Summary

    I've used HexEdit for years, and never had a complaint. Had a problem getting it to work in 64bit Win7, so I went looking for something different. Now I wish I'd gone looking a long time ago - HexEdit (finally got it working) takes 10 seconds to load even a small file - up to 13 seconds for a large file (1GB). HxD Hex Editor loads even the large file literally in the blink of an eye. And HxD creates backup files by default, where in HexEdit that option has to be turned on if you want it. I still use HexEdit for its built-in hex calculator, but HxD is now my primary editor.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "osvaldotony"

    April 6, 2011  |   By ozzy123400

    Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

    Pros

    que ondas.

    Cons

    himynameis

    Summary

    idk

    Updated on Apr 6, 2011

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    Updated on Apr 6, 2011

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  • 5.0 stars

    "very useful software"

    March 27, 2011  |   By Alice95fb

    Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

    Pros

    easy for a beginner to file editing

    Cons

    i didnt find any problems

    Summary

    my friend sent me a strange split file and told me to download some unknown software to join it.. hmm... i downloaded this HxD instead and was able to remove the headers and join the parts by copy-paste and the file worked! ive never done this before so im really happy i had WIN with this software!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Amazing product with no known defects"

    March 24, 2011  |   By markbennion

    Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

    Pros

    very readable disply; allows editing; can open huge files; very user-friendly interface; there are too many good qualities to explain them all here

    Cons

    absolutely none found so far

    Summary

    This is a terrific product !!!!! It is spectacular (using CNet's term for five stars)!!!

    Updated on Mar 24, 2011

    For many, many years I used a DOS product named "List" because it was quick and could handle large files. Now I have a product that is much better and much easier to use. Any now I can edit them also!

    Updated on Mar 31, 2011

    How can this product be rated at only four stars? I am thinking that five is not enough. This product deserves a six-star rating. I wrote my original review before I discovered the file compare feature. It is very slick and easy to use. Best of all, it remembers the directory even when you close the product. Not only that, when you leave it open, it remembers both directories. I have two projects I am trying to keep in sync. HxD is making my much easier.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "One of the best hex editors I've ever seen."

    October 28, 2010  |   By rsn10100

    Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

    Pros

    Edit files, memory and even your drives.

    Cons

    Can't mark regions, make comments or color code regions.

    Summary

    If you need a hex editor for exploring files, memory regions or editing drives then you must give this one a try. It's fantastic!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent product."

    September 30, 2010  |   By butchlewis

    Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

    Pros

    Very nice interface...Fast...Intuitive...

    Cons

    No Help file

    Summary

    This application is very well written...The interface is very good...Highly recomended!!!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Versatile, and lots of useful options"

    September 17, 2010  |   By brendthess

    Version: HxD Hex Editor 1.7.7

    Pros

    Text-Only display possible.
    Fit data to window size
    Display, Hex, Octal, or Decimal
    Fast searching
    File Comparison
    Insert or overwrite data
    Paste-Insert text
    and many more options

    Cons

    Unfortunately, I can't save my preferred confguration

    Summary

    This is one of the fastest hex editors I have used. Its ability to show only Text, without the hex, helps when examining large text files. The ability to fit the width of the data display to the window size - Great! The ability to paste in a text snippet in the middle of a huge file that is damaged is absolutely wonderful, and you can insert bytes into the middle of a data file if needed as well.

    All in all, this is one of the most versatile free hex editors I have ever used. Switched to it on a recommendation, and I see no need to change ever again.

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