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Active@ Disk Editor Alternatives

Active@ Disk Editor is described as 'A hexadecimal low level disk editor with extensive templates for NTFS, FAT and exFAT partitions' and is an app in the development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Active@ Disk Editor for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and PortableApps.com. The best alternative is HxD, which is free. Other great apps like Active@ Disk Editor are wxHexEditor, UltraEdit, 010 Editor and Okteta.

Active@ Disk Editor alternatives are mainly Text Editors but may also be Code Editors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Active@ Disk Editor.
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  • FreeProprietary
  • Windows
  • Linux

A hexadecimal low level disk editor with extensive templates for NTFS, FAT and exFAT partitions

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  1. HxD icon

    HxD

    54 alternatives to HxD 

    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.

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    1.  PortableHxD can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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  2. wxHexEditor icon

    wxHexEditor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    52 alternatives to wxHexEditor 

    wxHexEditor is an open source cross-platform disk/sector/file hex editor written in C++ with a wxWidgets-based user interface.

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    Discontinued

    The project seems no longer developed since 2020. Last version, 0.24, released in December 2017, can be still downloaded from SourceForge and GitHub

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    UltraEdit

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    200 alternatives to UltraEdit 

    UltraEdit is the ideal text, HTML and HEX editor, and an advanced PHP, Perl, Java and JavaScript editor for programmers. An industry-award winner, UltraEdit supports disk-based 64-bit file handling (standard) on 32-bit Windows platforms (Windows 2000 and later).

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    UltraEdit features an integrated FTP browser and supports syntax highlighting for hundreds of languages, with more always in the works. And with an integrated SSH/telnet client, scripting, custom tools, macros and Smart Templates, UltraEdit's ready for any coding session.
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    010 Editor

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    47 alternatives to 010 Editor 

    010 Editor is a professional text/hex editor designed to edit any file, drive, or process on your machine. Using Binary Templates technology, 010 Editor allows a binary file to be parsed into a data structure that can be understood.

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    Okteta

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    40 alternatives to Okteta 

    Okteta is a simple editor for the raw data of files. This type of program is also called hex editor or binary editor. The data is displayed in the traditional view with two columns: one with the numeric values and one with the assigned characters.

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    MadEdit

    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce
    139 alternatives to MadEdit 

    MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets.

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    1.  Syntax HighlightingMadEdit supports syntax highlighting for various programming and markup languages.
    Discontinued

    The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.2.9, released in February 2009, can be still downloaded from SourceForge.

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    PE Explorer

    • Windows
    50 alternatives to PE Explorer 

    PE Explorer is the most feature-packed program for inspecting the inner workings of your own software, and more importantly, third party Windows applications and libraries for which you do not have source code.

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    Discontinued

    Not updated for very long time, no 64bit support.

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  8. Ghex icon

    Ghex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    26 alternatives to Ghex 

    GHex - a hex editor for GNOME

    GHex allows the user to load data from any file, view and edit it in either hex or ascii.

    Useful for debugging problems with object code or encodings.

    Also used by kids who cheat at computer games, by adding score or lives to saved games.

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    DMDE

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    99 alternatives to DMDE 

    DM Disk Editor and Data Recovery (DMDE) is a disk editor which can help you to understand NTFS. Its capable to view your hard disk sector wise, on MFT level, to disect mft attributes and to edit bytes on your hard disk.

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    WinHex

    • Windows
    41 alternatives to WinHex 

    WinHex is a hexadecimal editor capable of opening disks, sectors, files (native support for FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3, ReiserFS, Reiser4, UFS, CDFS, UDF) and physical memory (RAM). It can read, write and extract data for a further forensic analysis.

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