WinHex is a commercial disk editor and universal hexadecimal editor (hex editor) used for data recovery and digital forensics. 
WinHex, made by X-Ways Software Technology AG of Germany, is a software application that can be used as an advanced hex editor, a tool for data analysis, editing, and recovery, a data wiping tool, and a forensics tool used for evidence gathering. Customers using WinHex include academics and forensics practitioners , the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Hewlett Packard, National Semiconductor, law enforcement agencies, and other companies with data recovery and protection needs.
WinHex, compatible with Windows XP through Windows 10 , offers the ability to: 
- Read and directly edit hard drives (FAT and NTFS), floppy disks, CD-ROMs, DVDs, Compact Flash cards, and other media
- Read and directly edit RAM
- Interpret 20 data types
- Edit partition tables, boot sectors, and other data structures using templates
- Join and split files
- Analyze and compare files
- Search and replace
- Clone and image drives
- Recover data
- Encrypt files (128-bit strength)
- Create hashes and checksums
- Wipe drives
Forensics features with a Specialist license ) include the ability to:
- Gather free and slack space
- Search for text based on keywords
- Create tab-delimited tables of drive contents. These tables can be imported into a spreadsheet such as Microsoft Excel and sorted
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