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HxD Hex Editor

Key Details of HxD Hex Editor

  • Inspect and edit any file, main memory, or disk/disk image
  • Last updated on 10/02/19
  • There have been 1 updates within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

by   / April 30, 2014

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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Editors' Review

by   / April 30, 2014

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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    4.8

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    • 4 star 7
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.3.0

  • New: open source plugin interface to extend the data inspector
  • New: array navigation toolbar in datainspector (next/previous/first/last element)
  • New: unintrusive pointer type support in data inspector
  • New: added Int24 and UInt24 types to data inspector (useful for wav files)
  • New: separate portable and installable versions (also reduces number of wizard pages)
  • Enhancement: reduce flickering in data inspector when resizing or during fast selection, especially for the text box
  • Enhancement: unfold a section if a goto command jumps into it
  • Enhancement: implemented new TXmTabControl to enable Ctrl+(Shift+)Tab navigation in Search and Replace windows
  • Enhancement: edit controls in block selection windows only validate the entry on losing focus
  • Change: for more consistency in error messages, the goto dialog always displays the computed target offset, instead of the text in the offset text box (which can contain absolute or relative offsets)
  • Change: rename optical disk to optical disc (used disk for consistency in the past, but disc is just more common)
  • Change: turn all http links into https ones
  • Fix: data inspector ignores leading and trailing whitespace where not relevant to the data type (e.g., removing for integers, but keeping for character types)
  • Fix: always treat integers as unsigned when displaying them in hexadecimal
  • Fix: physical floppy disk drives would show a too small size (limited like the logical ones)
  • Fix: writing to floppy disks could fail, because they did not get locked and unmounted
  • Fix: make the height of the bottom dock normal size again (it would appear too small, making people believe no results are produced, for example when generating checksums)
  • Fix: data inspector: when data name column was too small, the splitter could be overdrawn / interrupted with white space
  • Fix: properly handle https URLs by passing INTERNET_FLAG_SECURE and do not fail on redirects from http to https
  • Fix: Setup would choose English by default, instead of picking the language based on the OS's locale
  • Fix: tab order in various windows (search and replace, and the option frames for each); correct tab order even if option frames are not shown for a certain data type
  • Fix: ensure tab switching with Ctrl+(Shift+)Tab keeps working after a switch, by setting the focus to the first control inside the tab each time a tab switch occurs
  • Fix: selections would unfold sections even if unnecessaryOther smaller fixes, many internal enhancements and refactorings
  • Other smaller fixes, many internal enhancements and refactorings
  • Lots of work on UTF-8 and handling grapheme cluster boundaries for future UTF-8 support in the hex editing window itself

General

Publisher Mael Horz
Publisher web site http://mh-nexus.de
Release Date July 06, 2019
Date Added October 02, 2019
Version 2.3.0

Category

Category Developer Tools
Subcategory Coding Utilities

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 3.04MB
File Name HxDSetup.zip

Popularity

Total Downloads 4,229,054
Downloads Last Week 1,451

Pricing

License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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