HxD Portable Hex Editor

HxD is a Portable Hex Editor, disk editor, memory editor, and file viewer. A freeware hex reader tool that has been considered by many to be one of the best for raw disk editing and modifying of (main Memory) RAM. It offers an easy to use interface with most of your essential features.

How HxD Portable Hex Editor works

Hex editing with this tool is task oriented and structured to work much like a regular text file editor. Some key features include a search and replace function, export, file comparison, byte grouping, bookmarks, file shredding, splitting of files, concatenation, and statistics. You can use Ctrl + Left and Ctrl + Right to navigate nibbles.

Note: To use the Disk Editor function, you will need administrative privileges. This is a restriction is not in control of the tool but rather is a limitation set in place by Microsoft Windows. This is likely because you could use this tool to modify the filesystem of a USB flash drive. That is, it can be used to raw edit things like the (MBR) Master Boot Record, its partition table and boot sectors.

This freeware is also made available as a portable application. Moreover, at roughly 1.6 MB, this Hex editing tool is also tiny. Which in turn makes for a great addition to any existing portable collection. As it can easily be stored and then run directly from an external drive.

HxD – Free Hex Editor for Windows

HxD - A Portable Hex Editor

Extracted Size: 1.6 MB

License: Freeware

Authors Website: Project Page

Creator: Maël Hörz

Supported Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 11, 10, 8, 7

Download: You can get this hex disk editing tool HERE

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