Free Hex Editor Neo Features
The Free Hex Editor Neo offers the following functionality:Feature Tour Index
- Instantly Opening Files of ANY Size
- Basic File Editing
- Searching for Data
- Searching and Replacing Data
- Unlimited Undo and Redo
- Operation History Saving & Loading
- Customizable Editor Color Schemes
- Patch Creation
- Different View Types
- Customizable User Interface
- Document Printing
- Automatic Updates
- File Attributes Viewing and Editing
- Regular Expressions
- Install for All Users
- Install for a Single User
- Portable Hex Editor Installation
Instantly Opening Files of ANY Size
Hex Editor Neo does not force any limit on file's size. Any file supported by the underlying file system (FAT, FAT32 or NTFS) is supported.
See the Opening Documents section for more information.
Basic File Editing
Basic file editing include writing to file (direct file modification), inserting data to a file, deleting data from a file, inserting another file, working with Clipboard, positioning within a file, changing file's size, filling file's data.
Searching for Data
The Find command is used to locate specific pattern in a file. The Find Dialog is used to specify the pattern to search for, as well as a number of additional options.
When the pattern is found, the cursor is moved to the beginning of located pattern. To continue searching, execute the Edit » Find Next or Edit » Find Previous commands.
See the Find section for more information.
Searching and Replacing Data
The Replace command is used to locate a specific pattern in a file and replace it with another pattern. The Find & Replace Dialog is used to specify both patterns, as well as a number of additional options. It is not required that the size of the search and replace patterns equals, in addition, the replace pattern may be empty. In the latter case, found pattern occurrences are removed from the document.
When you press the Replace button for the first time, Hex Editor Neo starts searching for a pattern. When pattern is located, the cursor is moved to the beginning of the pattern and a Find & Replace Dialog is displayed again. Now you have a choice of pressing Find Next button to skip this match and search for another, or Replace button to replace this match and continue searching.
The direction of the next search is governed by the "Search up" or "Search down" option.
When there are no more matches, the message box is displayed.
See the Replace section for more information.
Unlimited Undo and Redo
Hex Editor Neo provides support for an unlimited number of operations in document's operation history. To browse through the operations in the history, use the Undo or Redo commands, as well as a special History Tool Window.
See the Operation History Overview section for more information.
Operation History Saving & Loading
The entire operation history may be compressed and saved to a disk file. It then may be loaded and applied to the same document, effectively restoring all states and branches.
See the Working with History section for more information.
Customizable Editor Color Schemes
You can customize the every visible aspect of the editor window, that is, the font and colors of each window element may be customized. For convenience, these customizations may be saved as a scheme. Hex Editor Neo also provides a number of professionally designed color schemes that you may use to improve your productivity.
See the Layout and Color Schemes section for more information.
A patch is a difference between two states of a document. In most cases the size of this difference is much smaller than the size of the file itself. Hex Editor Neo supports creating a special patch file, which contains all modifications made to an opened document. The patch can subsequently be distributed and applied to the same file resulting in the same modifications being made to a file.
Hex Editor Neo does not support applying patches in its framework. Instead, the separate application, PatchApply.exe is provided for this purpose. Alternatively, Patch API provides several other methods of applying patches.
See the Creating Patches section for more information.
Different View Types
Hex Editor Neo supports a number of different view types. A view type is a property of individual editor window, therefore, you can have several editor windows (for the same or different documents) with different view types. Hex Editor Neo supports hexadecimal, decimal, octal and binary data representation. In addition, two floating-point formats are also supported. For some of these representations, it allows you to select data grouping, according to the following table:
|Representation||Bytes||Words||Double Words||Quad Words|
|Hexadecimal||0 to FF16||0 to FFFF16||0 to FFFF,FFFF16||0 to FFFF,FFFF,FFFF,FFFF16|
|Decimal||0 to 25510 (0 to 28-1)||0 to 65,53510 (0 to 216-1)||0 to 4,294,967,29510 (0 to 232-1)||0 to 18,446,744,073,709,551,61510 (0 to 264-1)|
|Octal||0 to 3778||0 to 177,7778||0 to 37,777,777,7778||0 to 1,777,777,777,777,777,777,7778|
|Binary||0 to 28-1 (binary)||0 to 216-1 (binary)||0 to 232-1 (binary)||0 to 264-1 (binary)|
|Float||N/A||N/A||Single-precision floating-point number (IEEE 754)||N/A|
|Double||N/A||N/A||N/A||Double-precision floating-point number (IEEE 754)|
Customizable User Interface
Hex Editor Neo is a highly customizable application. You can customize almost every feature or module. You can customize toolbars, keyboard shortcuts, the placement, layout and color schemes of editor windows, a list of directories that are used to search for included files and an associations between a structure scheme and file extension.
In addition, most interface dialogs, especially those that encapsulate a Pattern Dialog, allow you to change their size. The size is then saved and restored next time you use this dialog. Most dialog's fields also store the values you entered into them and provide you with a list of last recently used values.
See the Customization Overview section for more information.
Hex Editor Neo contains a powerful printing tool, which supports printing with headers, footers, and has configurable margins.
See the Printing Overview section for more information.
Hex Editor Neo can be configured to automatically check for released updates, display a list of changes, download and install updates (by your request).
File Attributes Viewing and Editing
The Attributes Tool Window displays the current file's attributes. It also allows you to modify the state of some attributes.
See the Attributes Tool Window section for more information.
Hex Editor Neo allows usage of ECMAScript-compatible regular expressions in the following components and modules:
- Find and Find All
- Replace and Replace All (only find pattern)
- Find in Files and Replace in Files
- Pattern Statistics
- Pattern Coloring
Install for All Users
Hex Editor Neo may be installed for all users of the computer, just like any other application. You must have administrative rights in order to install the application in this mode. Elevation prompt may appear, depending on your operating system version and configuration.
Setup creates a system restore point before making any modifications to the computer. Transactional setup is supported.
Install for a Single User
Hex Editor Neo may be installed for a single user. You don't need to have administrative rights to install the product in this mode. Setup does not perform elevation of privileges on Windows Vista or later operating system, keeping your computer more safe. Once installed, the product will not be visible to other computer users, but may also be installed by them in per-user mode.
Setup does not create a system restore point on Windows Vista or later operating system due to the lack of privileges. If installed by administrator on Windows XP, system restore point is created.
Transactional setup is supported.
Portable Hex Editor Installation
Hex Editor Neo's setup supports installing the product in portable mode. Once installed, the product may be freely copied to other locations, transferred to other computers where used without installation. In this mode setup allows the user to select a removable drive or network share as a destination folder.
Setup does not perform any changes to the system registry and does not create any shell shortcuts. All changes are limited to a file system and transacted on supported operating systems.