WinHex 17.5

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WinHex 17.5


WinHex looks like an editor but it can't be any other way as the application is actually an editor. It comes with a long list of drop-down menus in the upper left corner that offer advanced functionality and functions that are not listed as icons on the interface. The rest of the interface is divided in three areas – the first one is to the left and is called Case Data. It allows you to create and open Case Data but in our case this option did not work as we had to own a forensic license, which we didn't have. The middle of the interface is occupied by an area where you can see the hexadecimal representation of the information that is stored in a file, while to the right you will see extensive information about the file such as file size, number of bytes, mode, DOS name and more.

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Basic Operations

In order to work with a file you should first open it. This is the place to mention that it seems that WinHex can open all kinds of files. The main function of the app is to edit the information that is stored inside and you can do this very easily just by typing inside the area in the middle. Be careful though as this simple editing may ruin the file so make sure to have a backup. Unfortunately WinHex comes as a trial version that can not save files larger than 200 KB so you should get a valid, paid license in order to use this app to the fullest.


WinHex is a really nice utility that can do a great job for you if you are into data recovery, file editing and more. It is small-sized and portable but despite this it comes with a really extensive number of functions that will satisfy even the most demanding users. With it you can be sure that you will be able to edit any file you will encounter – just make sure to get a valid license in order to avoid the limited functionality of the trial version.


  • Numerous functions
  • Powerful program
  • Nice interface
  • Portable


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Reviewed by: Alexander Yovchev


Our security scan shows that WinHex is clean from viruses. The current version of WinHex has been scanned by our system, which contains 46 different anti-virus algorithms. That ensures that WinHex 17.5 is 100% safe for your computer.

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