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  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
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WinHex is fully compatible with:

  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Windows 2003
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
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Complete and flexible Hexadecimal editor

Softonic Editorial Team

Recent changes

  • Refined volume snapshots supersede drive contents tables
  • Dynamic filters based on filename, deletion status, file type category, ...
  • GREP syntax for physical and logical simultaneous search operations
  • Searching logically in multiple evidence objects at the same time now easier
  • File preview mode available when reviewing search hits
  • Evidence file containers allow to pass on selected files forensically to other examiners

WinHex is a universal hexadecimal editor, particularly helpful in the realm of computer forensics, data recovery, low-level data processing, and IT security. An advanced tool for everyday and emergency use: you can inspect and edit all kinds of files, recover deleted files or lost data from hard drives with corrupt file systems or from digital camera cards.

Features include:

  • Disk editor for hard disks, floppy disks, CD-ROM & DVD, ZIP, Smart Media, etc
  • Native support for FAT, NTFS, Ext2/3, ReiserFS, CDFS, UDF
  • Built-in interpretation of RAID systems and dynamic disks
  • RAM editor, providing access to physical RAM and other processes' virtual memory
  • Data interpreter, knowing 20 data types
  • Editing data structures using templates (e.g. to repair partition table/boot sector)
  • Concatenating and splitting files, unifying and dividing odd and even bytes/words
  • Analyzing and comparing files
  • Particularly flexible search and replace functions
  • Disk cloning (under DOS with X-Ways Replica)
  • Drive images & backups (optionally compressed or split into 650 MB archives)
  • Programming interface (API) and scripting
  • 128-bit encryption, checksums, CRC32, hashes (MD5, SHA-1, ...)
  • Erase (wipe) confidential files securely, hard drive cleansing to protect your privacy
  • Import all clipboard formats, incl. ASCII hex values
  • Convert between binary, hex ASCII, Intel Hex, and Motorola S
  • Character sets: ANSI ASCII, IBM ASCII, EBCDIC, (Unicode)
  • Instant window switching. Printing. Random-number generator.
  • Supports files >4 GB

"Top drawer software for pros"

I've been using it for years for data recovery and it works - period. Not for amateurs, it is worth it's weight in gold to a professional.

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