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HxD is a Freeware Hex Editor and Disk Editor for Windows Systems.

HxD - Freeware Hex Editor and Disk Editor

HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor which, additionally to raw disk editing and modifying of main memory (RAM), handles files of any size.

The easy to use interface offers features such as searching and replacing, exporting, checksums/digests, insertion of byte patterns, a file shredder, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics and much more.

Editing works like in a text editor with a focus on a simple and task-oriented operation, as such functions were streamlined to hide differences that are purely technical.

For example, drives and memory are presented similar to a file and are shown as a whole, in contrast to a sector/region-limited view that cuts off data which potentially belongs together. Drives and memory can be edited the same way as a regular file including support for undo. In addition memory-sections define a foldable region and inaccessible sections are hidden by default.

Furthermore a lot of effort was put into making operations fast and efficient, instead of forcing you to use specialized functions for technical reasons or arbitrarily limiting file sizes. This includes a responsive interface and progress indicators for lengthy operations.


    Available as a portable and installable edition
        To edit the main memory
        Memory sections are tagged with data-folds
    Disk-Editor (Hard disks, floppy disks, ZIP-disks, USB flash drives, CDs, ...)
        RAW reading and writing of disks and drives
        for Win9x, WinNT and higher
    Instant opening regardless of file-size
        Up to 8EB; opening and editing is very fast
    Liberal but safe file sharing with other programs
    Flexible and fast searching/replacing for several data types
        Data types: text (including Unicode), hex-values, integers and floats
        Search direction: Forward, Backwards, All (starting from the beginning)
    File compare (simple)
    View data in Ansi, DOS, EBCDIC and Macintosh character sets
    Checksum-Generator: Checksum, CRCs, Custom CRC, SHA-1, SHA-512, MD5, ...
    Exporting of data to several formats
        Source code (Pascal, C, Java, C#, VB.NET)
        Formatted output (plain text, HTML, Richtext, TeX)
        Hex files (Intel HEX, Motorola S-record)
    Insertion of byte patterns
    File tools
        File shredder for safe file deletion
        Splitting or concatenating of files
    Basic data analysis (statistics)
        Graphical representation of the byte/character distribution
        Helps to identify the data type of a selection
    Byte grouping
        1, 2, 4, 8 or 16 bytes packed together into one column
    "Hex only" or "text only"-modes
    Progress-window for lengthy operations
        Shows the remaining time
        Button to cancel
    Modified data is highlighted
    Unlimited undo
    "Find updates..."-function
    Easy to use and modern interface
    Goto address
    Overwrite or insert mode
    Cut, copy, paste insert, paste write
    Clipboard support for other hex editors
        Visual Studio/Visual C++, WinHex, HexWorkshop, RegEdit, ...
        Ctrl+Shift+Number (0-9) sets a bookmark
        Ctrl+Number (0-9) goes to a bookmark
    Navigating to nibbles with Ctrl+Left or Ctrl+Right
    Flicker free display and fast drawing

Version (February 11, 2021) What's new?
OS    Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8 or 10

Version (April 3, 2009) What's new?
OS    Windows 95, 98, ME, NT 4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, or 7

HxD is free of charge for private and commercial use. Selling HxD is not allowed. Distributing it as part of magazine addon CDs / DVDs / other media or putting it on download portals or private websites is allowed and welcome.


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