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WinHex Alternatives

WinHex is described as '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' and is a Text Editor in the os & utilities category. There are more than 25 alternatives to WinHex for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, BSD and Xfce. The best alternative is HxD, which is free. Other great apps like WinHex are wxHexEditor, 010 Editor, Okteta and MadEdit.

WinHex 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 WinHex.
This page was last updated Jan 7, 2022
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  • Windows

WinHex is a hexadecimal editor capable of opening disks, sectors, files (native support for FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3, ReiserFS,...

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  1. HxD icon

    HxD

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    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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    Most users think wxHexEditor is a great alternative to WinHex.


  3. 010 Editor icon

    010 Editor

    • 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.

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  4. Okteta icon

    Okteta

    • 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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  5. MadEdit icon

    MadEdit

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Xfce

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

    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

    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.

    Discontinued

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

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  7. DMDE icon

    DMDE

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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  8. Hex Fiend icon

    Hex Fiend

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    A fast and clever open source hex editor for macOS.

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  9. RJ TextEd icon

    RJ TextEd

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    RJ TextEd is a full featured text and source editor with Unicode support, syntax highlighting and code folding.

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  10. Synalyze It! icon

    Synalyze It!

    • Mac

    You got a binary file and don't know its contents. Or some software creates binary files where you have a specification but don't want to decode them manually.

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