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Free WinHex Alternatives

The best free alternative to WinHex is HxD. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to WinHex and many of them is free so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting free alternatives to WinHex are wxHexEditor, Okteta, MadEdit and ImHex.

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.
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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. 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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  4. 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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  5. ImHex icon

    ImHex

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    ImHex is a free, featureful Hex Editor with many tools often only found in paid products.

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  6. 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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  7. Hex Fiend icon

    Hex Fiend

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac

    A fast and clever open source hex editor for macOS.

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  8. 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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  9. Kaitai Struct

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Kaitai Struct is a declarative language used for describe various binary data structures, laid out in files or in memory: i.e. binary file formats, network stream packet formats, etc.

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  10. XVI32 icon

    XVI32

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    XVI32 is a freeware hex editor. XVI32 has the following main features.

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