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XVI32 – Freeware Hex Editor

XVI32 is a freeware hex editor running under Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP.  It comes with a complete online help and requires only 975 KB of hard disk space. There is no setup program needed – just unzip the downloaded archive to your hard disk! XVI32 doesn’t write any data to your registry.


  • data inspector to view decoded numbers.
  • Has built-in script interpreter.
  • Easily works with huge files.
  • XVI32 allows to edit files up to 2 GB (enough virtual memory provided, of course)
  • For your convenience, XVI32 stores settings and last used search strings etc. in XVI32.INI file
  • Progress indication in percent for most operations
  • You can abort nearly all operations (reading/writing files, search, replace, print…)
  • Display of both text (ASCII/ANSI) and hexadecimal representation
  • Two synchronous cursors in text and hex area
  • Fully resizeable window (change number of rows and columns)
  • Font and font size adjustable
  • Overwrite or insert characters
  • Insert text or hex string n times
  • Switch byte offset (address) of first byte between 0 or 1 to examine also record structure of plain text files
  • Search text or hex string, e.g. find “this text” or find “0D 0A”
  • Simplified search for Unicode Latin (UTF-16) strings
  • Search optionally with joker (wildcard) char that will match any character, e.g. find “A.C” or “00 2E 2E 00” where “.” = “2E” (user-defined) stands for any character
  • Fast searching algorithm (Quicksearch) for both search directions (down/up)
  • Count occurences of text or hex string
  • Replace text or hex string, e.g. replace “0D 0A” by “0A” or replace “0D 0A” by text “EOL”
  • Extremely fast “replace all” mode (if needed, additional memory is allocated beforehead,
    not at every single replacing operation)
  • Auto-fill feature to copy bytes from current address into input field for hex string using right arrow key
  • Character conversion using self-defined character table
  • Easy converting of text to hex string in dialogs (e.g. “abc” -> “61 62 63”)
  • Decoding and encoding of 1, 2, 4, and 8 byte integers or 4/8 byte floats in 2 possible byte orders
  • Bit manipulation (view or set bits)
  • Open file in Read Only Mode (e.g. if opened by another application or to avoid unintentional modifications)
  • Insert file contents into file
  • Write block to file
  • Copy, move or delete block
  • Clipboard support
  • Goto address (absolute or relative up/down)
  • Up to 9 named bookmarks
  • Enter jump width and jump up/down (useful for files with fixed record length)
  • Patch BORLAND PASCAL 7.0 EXE files for execution on processors > 200 MHz
  • Printing with preview or print to file
  • Simplified search for Unicode Latin (UTF-16) strings
  • Wheel mouse support
  • Command “Reload” to open current file again
  • Easily access most recently used files
  • No setup programm needed, doesn’t write any data to registry
  • And last, but not least: XVI32 is free!

Download Freeware Hex Editor XVI32 here

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