HexEdit is a Windows hex editor, user-friendly and reliable with advanced features (full undo, macros, background searches, calculator, full customization, edits huge fi...
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What is Hex Edit?
HexEdit is a Windows hex editor, user-friendly and reliable with advanced features (full undo, macros, background searches, calculator, full customization, edits huge files).
Easy to use interface familiar to Windows users Unlimited undo (incl. cursor moves), undo changes Window tabs to see/jump to any open window Highlighter mode to remember important bytes Built-in calculator, integrated with macros Autofit, hex/decimal addresses, OVR/INS, RO etc Drag and drop files onto the main window Background searches (using low priority thread) Background search progress/count in status bar Configure all colours, save in colour schemes Ability to display IBM/OEM (MSDOS) graphics Easily change font, increase/decrease font size Printer margins, headers/footers etc & print preview Complete clipboard support: binary, ASCII, etc Easy to use hex/text searches with the "Find Tool" Address tools for fast jumps Compare files or parts of the same file Open multiple files from Open dialog/cmd line Full EBCDIC support (incl. cut/paste etc) Keystroke macros with error levels Continually updated properties display (tab dialog) Monitor/edit over 60 file/byte/numeric/date values 8 floating point formats, 15 date formats 8/16/32/64 bit integers (signed/unsigned) in decimal Customize toolbars, keyboard, context menus ... Customizable filter (Files of type) list for all file dialogs Hex text, Motorola-S & Intel-hex import/export CRC-32, CRC-CCITT, & checksum of selection Advanced templates handle almost any type of file Templates can have variable length and optional parts Included templates: GIF, SWF, BMP, DBF, JPG etc Recent files dialog stores info on up to 20000 files Use C-like expressions in jump tools and templates Unlimited bookmarks associated with a file+address Advanced find (& replace options) including: scope: to mark, to EOF, whole file, all open files bookmark all, replace all, alignment, wildcards/bitmask Edit files of more than 4 Gbytes (>2^32)
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Comments and Reviews
A good alternative to some hex editors but unfortunately Andrew didn't leaved any expectative of new releases.
The app is listed as "Free", which, judging from the usage that term gets in this site, means it's free of charge but still proprietary. This is not so, as the program is licensed under the MIT license and the source code is provided in the site, even for the latest version.
From the license agreement in the installer:
License Agreement for the use of HexEdit 4.0.
The software, including source code, is distributed under the MIT license.
I thouht this editor is discontinued, since no new releases and updates on the site. But then I found GitHub link https://github.com/AndrewWPhillips/HexEdit in a CodeProject page comments. Version 5.0 is coming someday.