- What keyboard shortcuts are there?
- Go to a file or folder
- Info tab
- Hex tab
- Text tab
- Show next tab
- Go up one folder
- Open folder
- Who made HexBrowser?
Peter Fiskerstrand made this software. HexBrowser is coded in Visual Studio C# for .NET 2.0. HexBrowser is freeware. You may use it and redistribute it, but not sell it.
- How to start HexBrowser with a parameter?
In scripts, on the command line or from the Run dialog, you can start HexBrowser with a path as a parameter. Example:
"c:\program files\hexbrowser\hexbrowsernet.exe" "c:\windows\system32"
- How do I get HexBrowser in the SendTo-menu in Explorer?
If you put a link to HexBrowser in your SendTo-folder, you can send files to HexBrowser from the Windows Explorer. The SendTo-folder is located here:
%APPDATA%\Microsoft\Windows\SendTo(for Windows 7) or
%userprofile%\SendTo(for Windows XP). Open it, right-click and choose New shortcut. Find hexbrowsernet.exe. Once the shortcut is in place, you can right click any file in Explorer, and choose Send to > HexBrowser.
- What is MediaInfo?
MediaInfo is a tool and a library for showing technical info for audio and video files. When you browse to a media file in HexBrowser, it will display the data from MediaInfo in the info tab. MediaInfo is copyright ©2002-2013 MediaArea.net SARL.
- Why doesn't MediaInfo show in HexBrowser?
HexBrowser needs to find a file called mediainfolib.dll, either in its program folder or in the path. There are two versions of this file, one for 32-bit and one for 64-bit Windows. So you need to make sure that you use the right one.
- Is HexBrowser portable?
Yes. All you really need is the exe file. The other files are optional, but should be in the same directory as the exe file. Nearly all Windows computers already have .NET 2.0 installed, so HexBrowser should run fine.
- Are there any bugs or limitations?
Yes, of course. Some known bugs are: Malformed files may cause HexBrowser to hang or crash. Copying text from the info tab doesn't work. Browsing network shares is slow, and doesn't always work. Some file signatures, especially those who are only 4 bytes or shorter, may give false positives.
Feel free to report any bugs or suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.