Hexplorer Portable Hex Editor

Hexplorer is a free portable Hex Editor that is very similar to HxD. As the name implies, this free hex reader and binary file editor can be used to explore and edit binary hexadecimal files.

One very unique feature of this particular Binary (hexadecimal) editor for Windows is that it offers the ability to interpret or visualize binary data in various ways. Different ways of visualizing binary data? Yes, for example, it ships with a pixel viewer that can be used to display binaries as bitmaps. Another great thing about this program is that it appears to be Open Source so you can view the source code to study how it works, modify, and or redistribute it. The free Hex editing utility was specifically created and designed by its author to work under Windows, and can easily be made to run portably from a USB flash drive. Enabling you to bring it with you for hex editing on the go.

Hex Editor Portable Hexplorer

Hexplorer - Free Portable Hex Reader and Editor

  • License: Freeware
  • Authors Website: Project Page
  • Developer: Created by Marcin Dudek (i-c-y)
  • Supported Operating Systems: Windows 11, 10, 8, 7
  • Extracted Size: roughly 3MB

How to use Hexplorer on USB

  1. Download Hexplorer and run the executable, proceeding to install it onto your PC.
    Alternately, you can extract the files from the setup executable using 7-Zip Portable.
  2. Next, copy the hexplorer folder from C:\Program Files to your USB flash drive.
  3. Finally, click hexplo.exe from the folder on your USB, to launch the program.

Note: You can simply uninstall the program from your Windows Computer using add remove programs, once you have copied the folder to your flash drive.