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HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install)

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This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 4/19/2017.

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

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';
    if (-not(Get-Command ConvertFrom-Json -ErrorAction SilentlyContinue)) {
    	# Following ConvertFrom-Json polyfill is based on
    	# Thanks to its author Edward (
    	# License is CC BY-SA 3.0
    	# This requires .NET 3.5, we therefore depend on Chocolatey 0.9.10.x in the nuspec file
    	Add-Type -Assembly System.Web.Extensions
    	function ConvertFrom-Json {
    			[Parameter(ValueFromPipeline = $true)] $json
    		$ps_js = New-Object System.Web.Script.Serialization.JavaScriptSerializer
    		# The comma operator is the array construction operator in PowerShell
    		return ,$ps_js.DeserializeObject($json)
    $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
    $url = "$($availableLanguages.Get_Item($installLanguage)).zip" 
    $checksum = ((Get-Content $hashLocation | Out-String | ConvertFrom-Json) | Where-Object { $_.lang -eq $installLanguage }).hash
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $webArgs = @{
    	packageName  = $packageName
    	fileFullPath = $zipLocation
    	url          = $url
    	checksum     = $checksum
    	checksumType = $checksumType
    Get-ChocolateyWebFile @webArgs
    Get-ChocolateyUnzip $zipLocation $toolsDir
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName 'exe' '/silent' $setupLocation
    Remove-Item $zipLocation
    Remove-Item $setupLocation
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'HxD'
    $registryUninstallerKeyName = 'HxD Hex Editor_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 $_ } `
    	| Get-ItemProperty `
    	| Select-Object -ExpandProperty UninstallString
    if ($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).'
    else {
    	$installerType = 'EXE' 
    	$silentArgs = '/verysilent'
    	$validExitCodes = @(0)
    	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';

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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) 2.0-rc 65 Sunday, November 5, 2017 exempted
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 1905 Sunday, October 2, 2016 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 676 Monday, September 5, 2016 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 534 Saturday, August 27, 2016 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor (Install) 1771 Wednesday, September 9, 2015 approved
HxD - Hex Editor and Disk Editor 2804 Saturday, September 15, 2012  

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