HxD Hex Editor

March 1, 2020 - Software
HxD Hex Editor

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.

The easy to use interface offers features such as searching and replacing, exporting, checksums/digests, insertion of byte patterns, a file shredder, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics and much more.

Editing works like in a text editor with a focus on a simple and task-oriented operation, as such functions were streamlined to hide differences that are purely technical.
For example, drives and memory are presented similar to a file and are shown as a whole, in contrast to a sector/region-limited view that cuts off data which potentially belongs together. Drives and memory can be edited the same way as a regular file including support for undo. In addition memory-sections define a foldable region and inaccessible sections are hidden by default.

Furthermore a lot of effort was put into making operations fast and efficient, instead of forcing you to use specialized functions for technical reasons or arbitrarily limiting file sizes. This includes a responsive interface and progress indicators for lengthy operations.


Features (February 28, 2020)    
Restructured plugin interface
easier to use from non-object-oriented languages, such as C
New: support signed hexadecimal numbers in data inspector (for Int8, Int16, Int32, Int64)
relative numbers are used in assembly, for example, so signed hexadecimal numbers should be supported
UInt8, UInt16, UInt32, UInt64 remain unsigned
Enhancement: integer types in the datainspector support a leading + sign
rewrote many conversion functions for more consistency and to deal with corner cases not handled well by Delphi’s built-in functions
Enhancement: error message (when a relative “goto” offset is not within the bounds of a file/stream) will mention both relative and obsolute offsets for easier reference
negative offsets are now also shown with a minus sign in hexadecimal
Fix: datainspector plugins fail to jump to the previous/next/first/last element
Fix: Closing “Block select” window with Enter key will ignore changes in currently selected text box
Other minor fixes and clean up
New translations:
Indonesian – Syahriel Ibnu Irfansyah
Greek – Stefanos Kiourkoulis
Portuguese (Brazilian) – Daniel Maganha
Hungarian – Timinoun

Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 7, 8 or 10


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