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HxD Hex Editor

By Mael Horz Free Editors' Rating

Key Details of HxD Hex Editor

  • Inspect and edit any file, main memory, or disk/disk image
  • Last updated on 04/12/20
  • There has been 1 update within the past 6 months
  • The current version has 0 flags on VirusTotal badge_icon

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Apr 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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.4.0

  • Restructured plugin interface.
  • New: support signed hexadecimal numbers in data inspector (for Int8, Int16, Int32, Int64).
  • Enhancement: integer types in the datainspector support a leading + sign.
  • Enhancement: error message (when a relative "goto" offset is not within the bounds of a file/stream) will mention both relative and obsolute offsets for easier reference.
  • Fix: datainspector plugins fail to jump to the previous/next/first/last element.
  • Fix: Closing "Block select" window with Enter key will ignore changes in currently selected text box.
  • Other minor fixes and clean up.
  • New translations:
  • Indonesian - Syahriel Ibnu Irfansyah
    Greek - Stefanos Kiourkoulis
    Portuguese (Brazilian) - Daniel Maganha
    Hungarian - Timinoun

General

Release April 12, 2020
Date Added April 12, 2020
Version 2.4.0

Operating Systems

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

Popularity

Total Downloads 4,274,490
Downloads Last Week 1,091
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Developer's Description

HxD Hex Editor provides tools to inspect and edit files, main memory, disks/disk images and their structure, using a simple and modern interface. You can employ it to analyze big log files, patch ROM files for emulators, repair disk structures, validate data or search for game cheats. Features of HxD include efficient handling of huge files, fast and flexible search & replace, file comparison, checksum & hash generation, exporting to several formats (source code, formatted output like HTML, hex files for EEPROM programming), a file shredder, a file splitter/joiner, and graphical statistics.