Updated: 08/08/2017 by Computer Hope
WinHex is a hexadecimal editor for the Windows operating system. It is used for forensics, data recovery, low-level data processing, and IT security. It allows the user to view files in hexadecimal format.
- A disk editor for hard disks, floppy disks, CD-ROM and DVD-ROM, ZIP, and CompactFlash.
- Native support for FAT12/16/32, exFAT, NTFS, Ext2/3/4, Next3, CDfs, and UDF file systems.
- Native support for RAID systems and dynamic disks.
- A RAM editor, allowing for access to both physical and virtual memory.
- A data interpreter which understands over 20 data types.
- Ability to repair partition tables and boot sectors.
- The ability to concatenate or split files, including the ability to unify or divide files on odd/even bytes.
- Search and replace functionality.
- Disk cloning under DOS
- Disk imaging and backup functions.
- The ability to perform 256-bit AES encryption, checksums, CRC32, and hashes such as MD5 and SHA-1.
- Secure deletion of files, such that no undelete is possible.
- Conversion between binary, hexadecimal ASCII, Intel hex, and Motorola S.
- Support for files greater than 4 GB in size.