Hexplorer v2.6

webfork on 24 Jan 2021
  • 1MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 25 Jan 2006
  • Suggested by rbon

Hexplorer is an editor for viewing/editing files in hexadecimal format. Its unique feature is the ability to interpret and visualize binary data in various ways eg. view as BMP header or FAT32 boot sector. It comes with a built-in pixel viewer to show binaries as bitmaps. It also doubles up as a disk sector editor since it is able to access logical disks under WinNT/2K/XP.

NOTE: If the program starts up with a very small font, select View from the menu and choose Options - Font - Fixed Roman Large.

Runs on:Win95 / Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete hexplorer_PAD.xml, uninstall.exe and website.url
  3. Launch hexplo.exe

4 comments on Hexplorer  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

rgann 2007-12-12 00:57

Yes, it has some unusual features, but it is not truely portable. After installing and playing with it for a while, I discovered that it stored the primary (font selection, colors, etc) in two files (hexplorer.dat and mclip.dat) in "%windir%\Application Data". I did not use all the features and tools so other files may be created.

Maximilian 2007-04-30 21:12

Wow, this is not only the most visually appealing, but also the most useful hex editor I've ever tried!

I agree with BillyBob in that the default font (Fixed Roman) is way too small. It would have been better if the author set the default to "OEM Fixed Font" or something.

I also like Autumn, and look forward to more color schemes.

a 2007-04-09 17:01

thanks for the tip billybox, i've been looking forever trying to resize the text to a readable state..

BillyBob 2007-04-09 11:58

Good find Andrew, I like this, one of the best hex editors I have tried. One point worth noting is that the default font when starting is set to Fixed Roman which is tiny and almost impossible to read, but that is easily changed by clicking View, Options, Font and setting it to Fixed Roman Large or one of the other fonts. I have written to Marcin (author) to suggest user configurable colors also. The default color Matrix is a bit hard to read, Matrix2 and 3 don't look any different, but I like "Autumn".

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