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 (Free, Open Source), UltraEdit (Paid), 010 Editor (Paid) and PE Explorer (Paid).

    This page was last updated Mar 29, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.
    4. 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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      Not updated for very long time, no 64bit support.

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      jaejunks PE Explorer is not a disk editor
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    5. A fast and clever open source hex editor for macOS. Features: Insert, delete, rearrange, Work with huge files, Small footprint, Fast, Binary diff, Smart saving, Data inspector, Embeddable
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      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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    6. 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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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