Avg. Rating 3.1 (434 votes)

File Details

License Shareware, $45.00
Operating System Windows 7/2000/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 63,160
Publisher X-Ways Software Technology AG
Homepage WinHex

Publisher's Description

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: 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 template editing, drive cloning and imaging, encryption. It allows to concatenate, split, unify, analyze, convert, and compare files. Flexible search and replace functions are included, also a data interpreter and a sophisticated undo and backup mechanism. The disk editor supports FAT12, FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, CDFS, UDF, Ext2, Ext3, and Reiser volumes as well as physical disks. The RAM editor can prove particularly useful for debugging purposes.

Latest Reviews

BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v17.8 on Jul 8, 2014

COFEE ... F/w & portable
A bit OFF topic, But down a similar Road..!!

[QUOTE] The paragraph Below is from a "Source" [QUOTE]

Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) is a forensics tool that fits on a USB drive for the police to use in PC forensics.
The software (By Microsoft) is free to police forces around the world and helps access details about crimes such as ................. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

-COFEE S/w (is/was) available. That's if SEO hasn't banned active links to it..??
Or if FileHosts have been forced to Remove it..??.. Do some Homework... lol
.WinHex: 3* for being a shareware (similar) Alternative

tomkelly

tomkelly reviewed v17.2 on Aug 22, 2013

love it

juan c

juan c reviewed v16.6 on Aug 27, 2012

no se porque tanto drama por el precio de WINHEX si les gusta comprenlo yo hasta este dia estoy usando la version 16.6 SR4
y tan feliz como siempre y eso que uso la version especialista nada mas para recuperar archivos y fotos y megusta como trabaja el programa.
aunque le faltan muchas mas extenciones para ser PERFECTO que cuantas estrtrellas le doy 8 espero que algun dia pueda darle 11

Nightside

Nightside reviewed v16.0 on Apr 27, 2011

Nyuck

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v15.8 on Oct 11, 2010

Uh... $45? You need to stop paying attention to way-out-of-date listings. Here are the current prices for WinHex, converted to USD courtesy of Yahoo! Finance:

Personal: $53.34 (37.73 EUR)
Professional: $96.98 (69.90 EUR)
Specialist: $271.78 (195.90 EUR)

I give it a 3 because the usability could use a huge boost.

darkwzrd1

darkwzrd1 reviewed v15.7 on Jul 29, 2010

Since when is $45.00 dollars a Kings Ransom?

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v15.5 on Dec 21, 2009

It costs a king's ransom and the interface needs work and the author is a bit arrogant, but nonetheless it's by far the best hex editor going.

gehtnix

gehtnix reviewed v15.2 on Jan 16, 2009

IMHO still the best tool for cloning hard drives, i must admit that is the main reason i use it for, this and some hex editing. i rate it 5 because of it's unbelievable features.

angrypc

angrypc reviewed v15.1 on Nov 17, 2008

I'm happy with it; it does do what it's supposed to and very well.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v15.1 on Sep 19, 2008

Nice try, but I'm not the author of WinHex.

Show me one freeware or open source software title that does ALL that WinHex does, and that does it as well as WinHex does it.

Just one.

I'll be waiting.

Speaking of the author of WinHex, he's doing nicely, and sells more licenses than he can keep up with. This is because he sells to people, companies, and government agencies who have a real need for good, stable software. For these users, OSS just doesn't cut it, with endless sub-version-1 (0.x) releases, stability problems, lack of definitive project timelines and author commitment, and lack of support.

"I prefer free!" just doesn't cut the turd.

Avg. Rating 3.1 (434 votes)
Your Rating
BANDIT-

BANDIT- reviewed v17.8 on Jul 8, 2014

COFEE ... F/w & portable
A bit OFF topic, But down a similar Road..!!

[QUOTE] The paragraph Below is from a "Source" [QUOTE]

Computer Online Forensic Evidence Extractor (COFEE) is a forensics tool that fits on a USB drive for the police to use in PC forensics.
The software (By Microsoft) is free to police forces around the world and helps access details about crimes such as ................. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

-COFEE S/w (is/was) available. That's if SEO hasn't banned active links to it..??
Or if FileHosts have been forced to Remove it..??.. Do some Homework... lol
.WinHex: 3* for being a shareware (similar) Alternative

tomkelly

tomkelly reviewed v17.2 on Aug 22, 2013

love it

juan c

juan c reviewed v16.6 on Aug 27, 2012

no se porque tanto drama por el precio de WINHEX si les gusta comprenlo yo hasta este dia estoy usando la version 16.6 SR4
y tan feliz como siempre y eso que uso la version especialista nada mas para recuperar archivos y fotos y megusta como trabaja el programa.
aunque le faltan muchas mas extenciones para ser PERFECTO que cuantas estrtrellas le doy 8 espero que algun dia pueda darle 11

Nightside

Nightside reviewed v16.0 on Apr 27, 2011

Nyuck

Plumber

Plumber reviewed v15.8 on Oct 11, 2010

Uh... $45? You need to stop paying attention to way-out-of-date listings. Here are the current prices for WinHex, converted to USD courtesy of Yahoo! Finance:

Personal: $53.34 (37.73 EUR)
Professional: $96.98 (69.90 EUR)
Specialist: $271.78 (195.90 EUR)

I give it a 3 because the usability could use a huge boost.

darkwzrd1

darkwzrd1 reviewed v15.7 on Jul 29, 2010

Since when is $45.00 dollars a Kings Ransom?

emanresU deriseD

emanresU deriseD reviewed v15.5 on Dec 21, 2009

It costs a king's ransom and the interface needs work and the author is a bit arrogant, but nonetheless it's by far the best hex editor going.

gehtnix

gehtnix reviewed v15.2 on Jan 16, 2009

IMHO still the best tool for cloning hard drives, i must admit that is the main reason i use it for, this and some hex editing. i rate it 5 because of it's unbelievable features.

angrypc

angrypc reviewed v15.1 on Nov 17, 2008

I'm happy with it; it does do what it's supposed to and very well.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v15.1 on Sep 19, 2008

Nice try, but I'm not the author of WinHex.

Show me one freeware or open source software title that does ALL that WinHex does, and that does it as well as WinHex does it.

Just one.

I'll be waiting.

Speaking of the author of WinHex, he's doing nicely, and sells more licenses than he can keep up with. This is because he sells to people, companies, and government agencies who have a real need for good, stable software. For these users, OSS just doesn't cut it, with endless sub-version-1 (0.x) releases, stability problems, lack of definitive project timelines and author commitment, and lack of support.

"I prefer free!" just doesn't cut the turd.

agnostic7

agnostic7 reviewed v15.1 on Sep 6, 2008

I don't even know how a customer's nationality has anything to do with a software review but maybe you should try selling your trashware through a nonEnglish-speaking website.

That people want cheaper software is a given.
Anyone wants cheap products.
The price for this buggy software is hefty and has lead to its doom. Plus with opensource everywhere the end of many such projects is inevitable.

Addressing your disdain for the US: good luck
selling your products in other countries.
Oh my bad, nations in the eastern hemisphere lead the world is software piracy so there goes your argument.

Moral: dont bite the hand that feeds you( dont badmouth honest customers ).
Oh, my bad again, you already have.
Hope you have a day job. OSS is the way to go.

Undesired Username

Undesired Username reviewed v15.0 SR-2 on Jul 12, 2008

"I can't afford it; therefore, it sucks."

Suddenly I realize why the US is locked into an awful two-party system.

WinHex is very useful but it's a pain to use for data recovery. It's just nowhere near as convenient as utilities like Recuva. (Whether it works better or worse I cannot say.) And I despise selecting a menu item, only to be told that I'm not in the elite crowd who purchased a Specialist license (or higher). If it's not a function available to me, HIDE IT. Or am I still running a demo version, even after I've paid?

Cooledit

Cooledit reviewed v15.0 on Jul 4, 2008

i quite like this

you have good control over hidden entries
made to the hd sectors, that will not go away after i delete the partition, make a new
partition and then do a full format of the drive

entries made by 3dsmax and photoshop (in sector 32)

geronimo13

geronimo13 reviewed v15.0 on Jun 22, 2008

This crapware is overhyped. Stay away from it and
save your money.

gehtnix

gehtnix reviewed v14.9 on Apr 18, 2008

"Hi, please lower the price. it is too much for many of us."

errr...you got any idea what it means to code that
piece of software? if you need a free hexeditor
choose one of the many free tools of that kind.
for all the other features pay for a license, it is
one of the tools that are worth their price. what do
you expect from the author? selling it for 19.95 § ?
BTW: it's about 32.- Euri at the moment :-p

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