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 (Free, Open Source), Hex Fiend (Free, Open Source), DMDE (Freemium) and Kaitai Struct (Free, Open Source).

    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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      Most users think wxHexEditor is a great alternative to WinHex.


    3. 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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    4. 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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      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      XVI32 is a freeware hex editor. XVI32 has the following main features. * data inspector to view decoded numbers * Has built-in script interpreter. * Easily works with huge files.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • 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.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • BSD
      • Xfce
      MadEdit is an Open-Source and Cross-Platform Text/Hex Editor written in C++ and wxWidgets. MadEdit can edit files in Text/Column/Hex modes, and supports many useful functions, e.g. SyntaxHighlightings, WordWrap, Encodings (UTF8/16/32,Big5,GBK...) and WordCount.

      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. HexEdit is a Windows hex editor, user-friendly and reliable with advanced features (full undo, macros, background searches, calculator, full customization, edits huge files). Feature Summary Easy to use interface familiar to Windows users
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    6. PilotEdit Lite is an advanced text and hex editor that supports opening of files larger than 4GB. It offers customizable syntax and keyword highlighting, advanced search and replace operations, HEX mode, column mode, and more.
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