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Additional Information

Registered professional WinHex users include...

Microsoft Corp., Hewlett Packard, Toshiba Europe, Novell Inc., Ericsson, Ontrack Data International Inc., Deloitte & Touche, KPMG Forensic, Ernst & Young, Siemens AG, Siemens Business Services, Siemens VDO AG, Infineon Technologies Flash GmbH & Co. KG, National Semiconductor, Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, TDK Corporation, Seoul Mobile Telecom, Visa International, Commerzbank AG, U.S. National Institutes (e.g. the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee), the Technical University of Vienna, the Technical University of Munich (Institute of Computer Science), and many other companies, scientific institutes, military units, and government agencies (such as various U.S. and German federal and state law enforcement agencies, the German Aerospace Center, the German federal bureau of aviation accident investigation, and the Australian Department of Defence).


Install the current version into the folder of your existing WinHex installation, using the setup program. There is no need for prior uninstalling. In case you have modified the preset templates, scripts or the file type definition file, make a backup first. The existing version must not be running when installing, of course. If you encounter problems, please restart Windows. More about upgrading.

Features in detail

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Knowledge Base

Here you can find 3rd party information on miscellaneous topics associated with WinHex.

Linking to WinHex

Here you will find images and HTML code to link to the WinHex web site.


WinHex does not store its configuration in the system registry. No initialization files are created in the Windows directory. Instead WinHex uses its own file “WinHex.cfg”, located in the WinHex folder. 

Setup/Installation Details

Hints on making the WinHex installation more convenient and efficient.

Making Partition Backups

Explained in detail.


Template editing is supported since WinHex 9.3. Please feel encouraged to contribute your own templates. Additional templates for download.

Backup File Format

The file format of backup files (WHX files) is fully standardized, ensures backwards and forwards compatibility, and provides room for future extensions. Have a look at the format specifications.

Position Data

Have a look at the format specifications.

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Previous issues of the WinHex newsletter can be read in the archive.

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