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WinHex 20.2

A strong application for data recovery, computer forensics and IT security

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WinHex screenshotWinHex is a highly efficient software solution designed as an universal hexadecimal editor, having applications in data recovery tasks, computer forensics, IT security and low-level data processing. This advanced utility can be used both everyday and in case of emergency, allowing you to recover lost or deleted data, edit and inspect all types of files, recover data from memory card and from hard drives with damaged or corrupt file systems.

WinHex provides a set of powerful features, offering you the possibility to use several data recovery methods, or providing you full access to the computers physical RAM memory. Additionally, WinHex provides a disk editing function which can be used with floppy disks, hard disks, Smart Media, Compact Flash, CD-ROM & DVD, ZIP, and other media types.

WinHex natively supports NTFS, Ext2/3/4, exFAT, FAT12/16/32, CDFS, UDF and Next3 file systems. Besides this, the application features built-in interpretation of dynamic disks and RAID systems. Its data interpreter supports 20 data types and lets you edit data structures using various templates.

WinHex will also let you compare and analyze various files, concatenate and split them, or unify and divide odd and even bytes / words. The flexible search and replace functions provided by this utility will allow you to automate tasks in order to save time and increase productivity. Additionally, this powerful tool provides disk cloning capabilities (available under DOS using X-Ways Replica).

WinHex allows creating of disk images and backups which will keep your files and data safe and ready to restore in case of accidentally data deletion or hard disk malfunction, system crashes, etc. These items can be compressed into 650 MB archives. The powerful 256-bit AES encryption standard will protect your data and information keep it away from prying eyes.

WinHex provides powerful conversion capabilities, allowing you to convert between binary, Intel Hex, Motorola S and hex ASCII file types. It supports a wide range of character sets, including IBM ASCII, C: ANSI ASCII, EBCDIC, and Unicode. This application also features a comprehensive programming interface (API) and scripting capabilities.

WinHex lets you securely get rid of your important and sensitive data thanks to its strong hard drive cleansing capability. This will help you protect your privacy and prevent your confidential files to be recovered and accessed by unauthorized users.

WinHex is able to support even large files (more than 4 GB in size) and offers you extensive online help. The application is fast and easy to use, thanks to its well-designed interface. In addition, WinHex provides functions like random-number generator, printing capability and instant window switching. All clipboard formats can be imported into application, including ASCII hex values.

WinHex supports Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows Me, Server 2003, XP, Vista, Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1. Please note that under MS Windows 7, Vista and Server 2008 the software will not provide access to Physical RAM memory and will be unable to write sectors on partition which contain Windows and WinHex installation.


  • Supports a wide range of file systems.
  • Supports large files.


  • The program runs slow sometimes.
Name WinHex
Version 20.2
Developer | see all products from this developer
Product Homepage WinHex
License Free to try (Shareware)
Last Week Downloads 5
All Time Downloads 26,484
Filesize 3.5MB
MD5 Checksum 6ED587227A9C08E00B4E85D8AA204910
OS Support Windows All
Category Developer Tools

100% CLEAN Certification

BadgeWinHex has been tested by team against viruses, spyware, adware, trojan, backdoors and was found to be 100% clean. Our editors will recheck this software periodically to assure that it remains clean.


Old Versions

Software Date Added
WinHex 20.2 March 22, 2021 - Latest Version
WinHex 20.1 February 17, 2021
WinHex 19.9 November 27, 2019
WinHex 19.8 SR8 October 18, 2019
WinHex 19.8 February 25, 2019

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