XVI32 is a freeware hex editor running under Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP. The name XVI32 is derived from XVI, the roman notation for the number 16. XVI32 and all of its components are developed by myself (except for RxPopupMenu from RxLib which I'm using since version 1.6).
Even people at Microsoft ™ do use XVI32! If you don't believe me, look at Data recovery.
Today, XVI32 is a valuable tool for thousands of people all over the world.
XVI32 has the following main features. Especially note the highlighted advantages of XVI32.
1.data inspector to view decoded numbers (see screen shot; can be turned off).
2.Has built-in script interpreter.
3.Easily works with huge files. Try to open a 60 MB sized text file with some other hex editor (not to speak about Wordpad), then use XVI32... If you don't have such a huge text file, use my freeware tool RndFile to create one
4.XVI32 allows to edit files up to 2 GB (enough virtual memory provided, of course)
5.For your convenience, XVI32 stores settings and last used search strings etc. in XVI32.INI file
6.Progress indication in percent for most operations
7.You can abort nearly all operations (reading/writing files, search, replace, print...)
8.Display of both text (ASCII/ANSI) and hexadecimal representation
9.Two synchronous cursors in text and hex area
10.Fully resizeable window (change number of rows and columns)
11.Font and font size adjustable
12.Overwrite or insert characters
13.Insert text or hex string n times
14.Switch byte offset (address) of first byte between 0 or 1 to examine also record structure of plain text files
15.Search text or hex string, e.g. find "this text" or find "0D 0A"
16.Simplified search for Unicode Latin (UTF-16) strings
17.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
18.Fast searching algorithm (Quicksearch) for both search directions (down/up)
19.Count occurences of text or hex string
20.Replace text or hex string, e.g. replace "0D 0A" by "0A" or replace "0D 0A" by text "EOL"
21.Extremely fast "replace all" mode (if needed, additional memory is allocated beforehead, not at every single replacing operation)
22.Auto-fill feature to copy bytes from current address into input field for hex string using right arrow key
23.Character conversion using self-defined character table
24.Easy converting of text to hex string in dialogs (e.g. "abc" -> "61 62 63")
25.Decoding and encoding of 1, 2, 4, and 8 byte integers or 4/8 byte floats in 2 possible byte orders
26.Bit manipulation (view or set bits)
27.Open file in Read Only Mode (e.g. if opened by another application or to avoid unintentional modifications)
28.Insert file contents into file
29.Write block to file
30.Copy, move or delete block
32.Goto address (absolute or relative up/down)
33.Up to 9 named bookmarks
34.Enter jump width and jump up/down (useful for files with fixed record length)
35.Patch BORLAND PASCAL 7.0 EXE files for execution on processors > 200 MHz
36.Printing with preview or print to file
37.Simplified search for Unicode Latin (UTF-16) strings
38.Wheel mouse support
39.Command "Reload" to open current file again
40.Easily access most recently used files
41.No setup programm needed, doesn't write any data to registry
42.And last, but not least: XVI32 is free!
Thanks for taking the time to put up a detailed post on this