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HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install)

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 6/1/2019.

HxD is a carefully designed and fast hex editor which, additionally to raw disk editing and modifying of main memory (RAM), handles files of any size.

The easy to use interface offers features such as searching and replacing, exporting, checksums/digests, insertion of byte patterns, a file shredder, concatenation or splitting of files, statistics and much more.

Editing works like in a text editor with a focus on a simple and task-oriented operation, as such functions were streamlined to hide differences that are purely technical.
For example, drives and memory are presented similar to a file and are shown as a whole, in contrast to a sector/region-limited view that cuts off data which potentially belongs together. Drives and memory can be edited the same way as a regular file including support for undo. In addition memory-sections define a foldable region and inaccessible sections are hidden by default.

Furthermore a lot of effort was put into making operations fast and efficient, instead of forcing you to use specialized functions for technical reasons or arbitrarily limiting file sizes. This includes a responsive interface and progress indicators for lengthy operations.

Package Specifics

All package versions will download and install the latest HxD version since the software vendor only provides a generic URI without version information.

To install HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install hxd

To upgrade HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade hxd


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $checksum32 = 'DFA79BB97CF4B80D73E73DBCE83EAE1217B3FD8138D0B052D886A1FCC9051B37EB624E2F9E0C47830092F005944F88437240631AD2FBDDE29B0051814740812D'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    $zipLocation   = Join-Path $toolsDir ''
    $unzipLocation = Join-Path $toolsDir 'HxDSetup'
    $setupLocation = Join-Path $unzipLocation 'HxDSetup.exe'
    Get-ChecksumValid -File $zipLocation -Checksum $checksum32 -ChecksumType 'sha512'
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip $zipLocation $unzipLocation
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage 'HxD' 'exe' '/silent' $setupLocation
    Remove-Item $unzipLocation -Recurse
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'HxD'
    $registryUninstallerKeyName = 'HxD_is1'
    $local_key       = "HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
    $local_key6432   = "HKCU:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
    $machine_key     = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
    $machine_key6432 = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\$registryUninstallerKeyName"
    $file = @($local_key, $local_key6432, $machine_key, $machine_key6432) `
    	| ?{ Test-Path $_ } `
    	| Get-ItemProperty `
    	| Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString
    if (($null -eq $file) -or ($file -eq '')) {
    	Write-Host "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    	Write-Host 'The registry uninstall entry does not exist (anymore).'
    else {
    	$installerType = 'EXE'
    	$silentArgs = '/verysilent'
    	$validExitCodes = @(0)
    	Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -SilentArgs $silentArgs -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -File $file
  • tools\ Show
    md5: 34471AE880230E45C3AB1AFC225BEB47 | sha1: 5DA818E69C46A12DF01A1901F2807E51377ED742 | sha256: 2BB4F5DD7EFFA7F32BAD9BED88F8802A86D75DE169D5EA0658EEBA280132C2F8 | sha512: DFA79BB97CF4B80D73E73DBCE83EAE1217B3FD8138D0B052D886A1FCC9051B37EB624E2F9E0C47830092F005944F88437240631AD2FBDDE29B0051814740812D
  • tools\LICENSE.txt Show
    HxD Copyright© 2002-2019 by Maël Hörz. All rights reserved.
    "Software" refers to HxD and all files packaged with this program, including documentation. It does not refer to other files created or modified with HxD.
    Warranty disclaimer
    The Software is provided "as-is", without any express or implied warranty, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law. In no event shall the author be held liable for any damages arising from the direct or indirect use of the Software. The user must assume the entire risk of using the Software, knowing in particular that the Software is not designed or intended for use in hazardous environments requiring fail-safe performance, where its failure to perform, misuse or inability to use adequately can reasonably be expected to lead to death, personal injury, or severe physical or environmental damage.
    Right of use and distribution
    Permission is granted to anyone to use this Software free of charge for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to redistribute it, provided that the warranty disclaimer is accepted and the following conditions are met:
    1. All redistributions must keep the original package intact. No file may be removed or modified. Especially you must retain all copyright notices that are currently in place, and this license without modification.
    2. The origin of this Software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original Software.
    3. You may distribute this Software using any medium you see fit, provided you do not charge the user for the Software itself (see details below). Allowed distribution channels include magazine's addon CDs / DVDs / other addon media, download portals, your personal website, or other distribution media, if the following conditions are met: 
       - No payment before downloads and no wrapper installers that have ads or install adware / spyware.
       - Ads on the pages of your download portal or website are acceptable.
       - Explicitly allowed is payed content, as typical for printed magazines or books, where the Software is an addon (and not the main content). If it is a digital magazine or e-book, please notify your readers in a freely accessible part, that the Software is Freeware and optionally provide a link to .
       - If you want to bundle HxD with other commerical /payed products, please contact me.
  • tools\VERIFICATION.txt Show
    Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
    in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.
    The embedded `tools/` file can be verified by comparing its checksum [1]
    against the checksum provided on the vendor's page [2] or by redownloading from there [3].
    Note that this verification can only be done if the package's version is still the latest version.
    The vendor does not serve older binaries or hashes on his website.
    [1]: tools/ SHA-512: DFA79BB97CF4B80D73E73DBCE83EAE1217B3FD8138D0B052D886A1FCC9051B37EB624E2F9E0C47830092F005944F88437240631AD2FBDDE29B0051814740812D
         This checksum has been automatically computed upon (automatic) pushing of the latest package.
         It can manually be recomputed, e.g. in PowerShell with `Get-FileHash tools/ -Algorithm SHA512`.

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Maël Hörz


Copyright © 2003-2019 Maël Hörz


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 1683 Thursday, January 17, 2019 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 3445 Thursday, September 27, 2018 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 2326 Friday, August 17, 2018 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 2.0-rc 295 Sunday, November 5, 2017 exempted
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 10699 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 2069 Sunday, October 2, 2016 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 836 Monday, September 5, 2016 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 682 Saturday, August 27, 2016 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 1919 Wednesday, September 9, 2015 approved
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