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HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install)

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 8/28/2016.

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.

Package Parameters

Run choco install hxd -packageParameters "lang=en". You can replace 'en' by the ISO 639-1 two-letter language code (see List of ISO 639-1 codes on Wikipedia) of one of the languages listed on the official download site:

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

C:\> choco install hxd --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade hxd --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'HxD'
    $toolsDir = Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
    . "$toolsDir\languages.ps1"
    $zipLocation = Join-Path $toolsDir ''
    $setupLocation = Join-Path $toolsDir 'setup.exe'
    $hashLocation = Join-Path $toolsDir 'hashes.json'
    $fallbackLanguage = 'en'
    $packageParameters = $env:chocolateyPackageParameters
    if ($packageParameters) {
    	$argumentMap = ConvertFrom-StringData $packageParameters
    	$passedLanguage = $argumentMap.Item('lang')
    $installLanguage = $fallbackLanguage
    $availableLanguages = Get-AvailableLanguages
    $systemLanguage = (Get-Culture).TwoLetterISOLanguageName.toLower()
    if ($availableLanguages.ContainsKey($systemLanguage)) {
    	$installLanguage = $systemLanguage
    if ($passedLanguage -and $availableLanguages.ContainsKey($passedLanguage)) {
    	$installLanguage = $passedLanguage
    # Public account details extracted from the official download page
    $username = 'wa651f5'
    $password = 'anonymous'
    $url = "$($availableLanguages.Get_Item($installLanguage)).zip"
    $checksum = ((Get-Content $hashLocation -Raw | ConvertFrom-Json) | Where-Object { $_.lang -eq $installLanguage }).hash
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $ftpFileArgs = @{
    	url          = $url
    	filename     = $zipLocation
    	username     = $username
    	password     = $password
    # Cannot use Get-ChocolateyWebFile as it currently doesn't support authentication via username + password
    Get-FtpFile @ftpFileArgs
    Get-ChecksumValid -File $zipLocation -Checksum $checksum -ChecksumType $checksumType -OriginalUrl $url
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip $zipLocation $toolsDir
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName 'exe' '/silent' $setupLocation -registryUninstallerKey 'HxD Hex Editor_is1'
    Remove-Item $zipLocation
    Remove-Item $setupLocation
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'HxD'
    $registryUninstallerKeyName = 'HxD Hex Editor_is1'
    $shouldUninstall = $true
    $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
    # The registry value contains e.g. "C:\Program Files (x86)\HxD\unins000.exe"
    # (incl. quotes!; the installation path might differ, of course).
    # Chocolatey will emit a warning because [System.IO.File]::Exists() will return
    # false on that path.
    $file = $file.Trim(@('"'))
    if ($file -eq $null -or $file -eq '') {
    	Write-Host "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    	Write-Host 'The registry uninstall entry does not exist (anymore).'
    	$shouldUninstall = $false
    $installerType = 'EXE' 
    $silentArgs = '/verysilent'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    if ($shouldUninstall) {
    	Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName -FileType $installerType -SilentArgs $silentArgs -validExitCodes $validExitCodes -File $file
  • tools\hashes.json Show
            "lang":  "sv",
            "hash":  "20592D3A571063D15C933BA37AA0BAFF06B1B14370C2D064E3A89775E8E68045",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "nl",
            "hash":  "45F13CD56DEDDF7ED5AA5CF6E4079FB9C90CD95CEE9822D9CBC157A25B9403B9",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "de",
            "hash":  "71D333716DBD35183E5DBCA191557490623BAA048C658DF7EEDAC1E1289B3F6D",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "it",
            "hash":  "C4E23E08EC0A41F1B4F9C59E5EE58F70416FC7217383AA9B21CF8E2C11EE14C8",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "sl",
            "hash":  "D0448811D057EA01FB7FFFA8713EE17299E6220097F234C58A397C29D5258A62",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "ja",
            "hash":  "AE42F658B63E76B18F4C5B654BF07A48ED3FF9D5AD570A1978F1CB4FB65E9A51",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "fi",
            "hash":  "2C3C4130AF7135ACDE91B923EC5D5A3B6D48E5698BE9B49BFE2365A7F12D198C",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "ru",
            "hash":  "F16122D5845878BC05898DD9D61996AD7B7EC219F277181F1C02ED4BA28D40AB",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "ko",
            "hash":  "5F3A71CDBD67CBC67505AF4F1A2E5FF61C522B0B13F2BFEF9A3FB65002745FB1",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "hu",
            "hash":  "3DFC6CA1F4B8509F2A8FFBD3F5F1C254CB30AD71E92585F99BE01D9F8F3008FD",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "el",
            "hash":  "015B8F29FFF8E3168AA7F68FD1B7E30CA292EB4FDB63628B42C7D4A263444BD6",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "zh",
            "hash":  "6D248F230EF5C66BE03C38BB4DD0AF2445C0493FBFA87E8EC91A1F178A113A10",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "es",
            "hash":  "5B05E99E6F992F0E73BA815557C1FB953AE14B999E4A4716CC0A0F79C1172314",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "tr",
            "hash":  "8173B987DDC9817EDE224A6B77D169F72437E516F4E0C5C6DD9F1A2AF4463C81",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "ro",
            "hash":  "0435CE0A05999E855A792BBCFA601F9128688DF88E6358003ED5876C713B118D",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "sk",
            "hash":  "0A8C59E2CF92147AA57B247C0D5F022CF177AABD61EFBF6EEFCBABB13100E1D8",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "en",
            "hash":  "EA6EA4D4CC90F891915856B0393F99F275C0B6BB2A9E75A6B262117A18A2A469",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "pt",
            "hash":  "A21D5613BA5521904E17B9683481D88DD19967FDFDA8D73E2868967EA3CFDF53",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "cs",
            "hash":  "4D2186726DCF66CA76C7F0CB6D4DBCD56250E92F5D7D976316A7FBE7824CD96A",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "pl",
            "hash":  "59F54C3F78848C4A36FC3B44FFDD7968354AF45C446B92BB3A7ABC82773C5E15",
            "uri":  ""
            "lang":  "fr",
            "hash":  "35CC841A1D87C3667E2801C246E23565CDA1D6E017B084B47E512ADA0AC9D4E8",
            "uri":  ""
  • tools\languages.ps1 Show
    Function Get-AvailableLanguages {
    		'zh' = 'CHS';
    		'cs' = 'CSY';
    		'de' = 'DE';
    		'el' = 'ELL';
    		'en' = 'EN';
    		'es' = 'ES';
    		'fi' = 'FI';
    		'fr' = 'FR';
    		'hu' = 'HU';
    		'it' = 'IT';
    		'ja' = 'JP';
    		'ko' = 'KOR';
    		'nl' = 'NL';
    		'pl' = 'PL';
    		'pt' = 'PTB';
    		'ro' = 'ROM';
    		'ru' = 'RU';
    		'sk' = 'SK';
    		'sl' = 'SL';
    		'sv' = 'SVE';
    		'tr' = 'TR';

Virus Scan Results

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Maël Hörz


Copyright © 2003-2015 Maël Hörz


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 2255 Friday, August 17, 2018 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 2.0-rc 245 Sunday, November 5, 2017 exempted
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 10651 Wednesday, April 19, 2017 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 2029 Sunday, October 2, 2016 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 771 Monday, September 5, 2016 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 635 Saturday, August 27, 2016 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 1881 Wednesday, September 9, 2015 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor 2908 Saturday, September 15, 2012  

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