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Batch Hex Editor

Replace, insert, delete, and otherwise edit bytes in multiple files

Batch Hex Editor - part of BinaryMark Batch Files Suite
Version 5.0
Batch Hex Editor Box
Hex-edit multiple files: replace, insert, delete, copy, move bytes...
Perform bitwise operations with bitmasks and operators AND, OR...
Compute hashes; reverse bytes & bits; convert to/from bin-hex and base-64
Do different operations on different files with conditional processing
Small download: ~ 5MBRuns on Windows XP SP2 and up
As low as US $55.00 30-Day Money Back Guarantee
Batch Hex Editor
Runs on Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2012, 2008, 2003

How it Works in 3 Easy Steps

Step 1 - Select Processing Mode and Files

The program can process files in 3 distinct modes:

  • Manual Mode - files are selected for processing, which is then started manually by clicking on the Start button
  • Automatic / Background Mode - "monitors" are setup that scan specified folders for either existing, new, or modified files matching criteria, which are then automatically processed once the program starts "monitoring"
  • Scheduled / Triggered Mode - processing is performed by processing jobs that can run on schedule or be started on specified events

In Manual mode files for processing can be selected and added to the processing list in multiple ways:

  • One by one or in groups
  • All from a given directory
  • Recursive searching for files matching a pattern
  • Drag & drop from Windows Explorer
  • Paste from clipboard, paste paths
  • Import from text-based file containing paths
  • Right-clicking on selected files or folder in Windows Explorer

Step 2 - Specify Actions to Perform

You specify which actions and operations should be performed during processing using Action Sequence.

Specify which actions should be performed and in what order by simply drag & dropping them.

Then you can adjust various options and settings for each action to specify all the details pertaining to the operations you want the action to do.

  • Perform certain actions only when specific requirements are met using conditions
  • Save action sequence for future use as a template
  • The hierarchical structure is clearly displayed if conditions are used
  • Get instant feedback about any errors
  • Actions are color-coded to help you distinguish different types of actions

Note: the actions that are available will depend on the product that you are using.

Step 3 - Select Output Options, Process, and Save

The last step involves choosing the destination directory where processed files will be saved; file naming pattern; and some other processing options.

  • Use both relative and absolute paths when specifying output location.
  • Specify very detailed file naming pattern: use file attributes, random characters, hashes, EXIF data, and more!
  • Adjust file dates and attributes
  • Set backup and other options

When you have configured all the output options, the program can begin processing files. As it processes files, file list will be automatically updated reflecting detailed progress. Processing can be stopped any time.

At the end the program will display a detailed summary; a processing log will also be available so you can examine any warnings or errors that might have occurred.

Top Features

Search & Replace

Binary Replace / Replace Bytes

Replaces specified occurrences of a specified byte sequence or pattern in a file with another byte pattern.

  • Built-in hex editor to allow for easy byte entry
  • Supports wildcard byte matching, where specified byte will stand for any byte
  • Include original match in the replacement byte sequence
  • Use original bytes at specified positions in the replacement byte sequence
  • Specify which matches should be affected and included: N matches/all matches (from start/end) or (following first/last M matches)
  • Restrict search range by specifying the byte range, like "search only within first 50 000 bytes"
  • Built-in converter tool to convert between decimal, hexadecimal and binary numbers or byte representations

Hex-Editing & Binary Operations on Bytes and Bits

Insert Bytes

Insert supplied byte sequence at the specified position(s) in a file specified number of times.

  • Specify the exact position where block of bytes should be inserted
  • Insert block repeatedly every specified number of bytes within a defined byte range (i.e. insert every 5 bytes from offset 20 to offset 120)
  • Specify how many insertions to perform
  • Option to force insert even if insertion position is outside the range of file

Delete / Remove Bytes

Remove a specified block of bytes from a file. This operation reduces file size!

With this action you can perform operations like: remove first 20 bytes from a file.

  • Precisely specify which block of bytes should be removed: specify its starting offset (position) and length
  • Delete once (byte block is deleted at the specified offset)
  • Delete multiple times (N bytes are deleted starting at specified offset, then M bytes are skipped, then N bytes are deleted, then M bytes are skipped,... until the specified ending offset)

To remove specific byte blocks (those matched by a pattern), use Binary Replace action and set the Replacement field to be empty.

Copy Bytes

Copy specified block of bytes to a specified position within the same file. This operation increases file size! For example, you can copy first 200 bytes in a file to the end of the file.

  • Specify exactly which block of bytes should be copied (i.e. 333 bytes starting at offset 251).
  • Control the number of copies
  • Overwrite control that will determine if the copy operation will overwrite existing bytes, or if the bytes will be inserted instead
  • Destination position can be absolute (i.e. copy to Nth offset relative to start/end of file)
  • Destination position can be relative (i.e. copy N bytes up/down relative to the byte block)
  • Various options if the destination position is out of range: cancel operation, copy up to available position, copy to correct position inserting empty space as needed
  • What to do if the block of bytes to be copied is out of range: cancel operation, copy the available bytes

Move Bytes

Move specified block of bytes from one position to another within the same file. Depending on options, this operation may increase file size! For example, you can move file's last 10 bytes to the beginning of the file.

  • Specify exactly which block of bytes should be moved (i.e. 333 bytes starting at offset 251).
  • Move the bytes more than once (control number of copies to make at the destination)
  • Overwrite control that will determine if the move operation will overwrite existing bytes, or if the bytes will be inserted instead
  • Destination position can be absolute (i.e. move to Nth offset relative to start/end of file)
  • Destination position can be relative (i.e. move by N bytes up/down relative to the byte block)
  • Various options if the destination position is out of range: cancel operation, move up to available position, move to correct position inserting empty space as needed
  • What to do if the block of bytes to be moved is out of range: cancel operation, move the available bytes

Reverse Bytes

Reverse the order of bytes within the specified range.

Reverse Bits

Reverse the order of bits in a byte or a block of bytes (up to 16 bytes), within the specified byte range.

  • Variable size of the block of bytes / word length: 1 to 16 bytes
  • Control exactly which bytes will be affected by defining a byte range over which the operation will be performed

Bitmask

Perform bitwise operations on all bits of a block of bytes (word) of a given size.

  • Variable size of the block of bytes / word length: 1 to 16 bytes
  • 7 operations can be performed: NOT, AND, OR, XOR, NAND, NOR, XNOR
  • Specify bitmask with 0s and 1s (not applicable if operation is NOT)
  • Control exactly which bytes will be affected by defining a byte range over which the operation will be performed
  • Optionally control which individual bytes will be affected by supplying a byte pattern (operation will be performed on matching bytes only)

Encode, Decode, Convert

Binary / Decimal / Hexadecimal to Bytes Converter

A text to bin and bin to text converter (aka hex to bin and bin to hex) that converts a binary file (raw bytes) into byte representations encoded in either hexadecimal, decimal, octal, or binary form in a text file with specified formatting and vice versa.

  • 4 byte formats supported: binary, octal, decimal, hexadecimal
  • Convert both ways: bytes to bin/oct/dec/hex, and bin/oct/dec/hex to bytes
  • Different formatting options: upper case, leading zeroes
  • Control output when converting from raw bytes: bytes per line, byte value separator, line prefix and suffix
  • Convert to raw bytes using text file with fixed-length byte values (2 in case of hexadecimal, 3 in case of decimal, etc.)
  • Convert to raw bytes using text file with possibly variable-length byte values that are separated with some separator

Base-64 Encoding Converter

Convert files to and from Base-64 encoding.

  • Include/exclude padding with = sign
  • Ability control values of characters 62 (+, -, _, !, .) and 63 (/, -, _, .). Defaults are + and /.
  • Specify maximum line length (default is 76)
  • Ability to specify line separator (CRLF, CR, LF).

Miscellaneous Actions

Generate Hashes / Checksums

Generate (compute) hash / checksum (cyclic redundancy check or CRC) of the selected type for either the whole file or part of it and save it in either text or binary format.

  • 8 algorithms are supported: MD5, SHA1, SHA2 (256 bit), SHA2 (384 bit), SHA2 (512 bit), RIPEMD-160, CRC16, CRC32
  • Generate hash in binary format
  • Generate hash in text format
  • Control hash formatting in text mode: lower/upper case, hyphens
  • Ability to insert hash in binary format (actual bytes) at the beginning of a file
  • Ability to append file path when generating hashes in text format
  • Compute hashes for either the whole file or just the specified bytes in range
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Manual Processing Mode

Manual Processing Mode

In Manual Mode the program processes files only upon explicit initiation (when you add files, and click on the Start button).

Files can be added to the processing list in a variety of ways:

  • Files can be selected individually
  • All files from a particular folder can be added in one click
  • Recursively scan directories and look for files that match given criteria
  • Drag and drop from Windows Explorer / Folder / Desktop
  • Import from a text-based list of file paths
  • Paste from clipboard
  • Open from previously saved file list
  • Directly from Windows by selecting files in Windows Explorer, right-clicking, and launching the program that way (selected files will be automatically added)

Processing in Manual Mode

When files are processed in Manual Mode, a detailed progress is displayed right within the file list, letting you know which files are being processed and what is the processing stage. A processing result will be displayed in the file list as well once the file has been processed. You can then click on that processing result to see a detailed processing log for the file.

File list highlights:

  • Add and remove files easily
  • Save file list for future use and append existing lists
  • Temporarily prevent processing of certain files by unchecking them
  • Files are color-coded after processing, making it easy to spot problems
  • File path is intelligently drawn whereby file name stands out from the whole path, the start and the end of the file path are always visible
  • An icon is displayed next to every file making it easier to identify file type
  • Detailed tips appear when you hover over files displaying file properties and even file's contents
  • Processing result is displayed right within the file list with appropriate icon and a link to a detailed log

In Manual Mode you explicitly select files for processing in a variety of ways. You can drag & drop files from Windows Explorer; paste them from clipboard; add all files from a given folder; add specific files by selecting them from a list; search for specific files that match given criteria; or paste file paths.

Additionally you can further refine the file list by unchecking the files you wish to temporarily exclude from processing.

When satisfied with file selection, you can then manually process the whole batch. Processing can be started as long as the file list contains at least one checked file.

Automatic / Background / Continuous Processing Mode

Automatic Processing Mode

In Automatic Mode, instead of selecting specific files for processing, you setup "monitors" that tell the program which files should be processed and when; and the processing is performed automatically and continually when the specified conditions are met.

3 Types of Monitors

The program supports 3 kinds of monitors: File Exists, File Added, and File Changed. Depending on the kind of monitor you setup, the processing will be triggered only when appropriate condition is met.

For example, if you set up a File Exists monitor, the program will always process all qualified files in the monitored folder as long as they are present; however if you set up a File Added monitor, the program will process only the new files that have been copied or moved to the folder since the monitoring of that folder has been started.

How Monitors Work

The monitors work by continually scanning the specified folder (directory) and subfolders for specified files that match a predefined naming pattern (mask) as well as other properties. The scanning happens at equally spaced time intervals that you define (refresh rate).

Among the file properties that may be examined are: file size, file dates, file attributes, and file contents. This way you can explicitly tell the program which files should be processed; and only the files that match the criteria specified will be enqueued by the monitor for processing.

Monitors List

After a monitor has been set up, it will appear in the list of monitors.

You can define as many monitors as you like subject to the system resources you have and the product edition that you are using. Additionally, monitors can be enabled and disabled with a single click.

You can also save and open monitor lists easily, so you can reuse your monitor setups later.

Processing in Automatic Mode

In automatic mode processing works in 2 stages. First, the monitor(s) scan the specified folder for any valid files, and add them to the processing queue. Then the program automatically processes all files that are in the queue. These 2 stages need not be consecutive, as the program begins processing as soon as the queue is non empty.

Unlike in Manual Mode, in Automatic Mode you can pause processing, make the changes to the actions in the actions sequence and / or the monitors, and then resume.

In Automatic Mode, instead of selecting specific files for processing, you setup "monitors" that tell the program which files should be processed and when. The processing is performed automatically and continually when the specified conditions are met and the program is in the active monitoring mode.

A monitor works by performing periodic searches through the specified folder(s) for all the files that match given criteria and satisfy monitor's behavior type (see below). All matching files that were found by the monitor are then put into the processing queue. Periodicity of the search/check can be controlled and can range anywhere from 1 minute to several hours or even days.

Depending on the monitor behavior type, file processing may be initiated under different conditions:

  • File is Present - processing is performed on all files matching criteria located the monitored folder (same file may be processed multiple times unless destination and original file paths differ and the original files are deleted after processing).
  • File was Modified - processing is performed on all files that have been modified since the last time the monitored folder was checked.
  • New File was Added - processing is performed only on the new files that were added to the folder since the last time the folder was checked.

There is no limit to how many monitors you can setup, - it only depends on the system resources that are available to you. The monitor setup can be easily saved to a file for future use.

Once you have setup the monitors and actions, you can start monitoring and processing. Unlike Manual Mode, processing in the Automatic Mode can be paused, so you can edit both the monitors and actions in the Action Sequence, and then safely resume processing.

Automatic Mode is ideal for cases when your workflow involves continually working with small batches of files that are coming in periodically and require similar kind of processing.

Need an effective way to regularly perform same operations on files?

With Continuous Processing Mode you can do exactly that! Setup once, then run it for as long as you need!

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Triggered / Scheduled Processing Mode

Triggered / Scheduled Processing Mode

In Triggered or Scheduled Processing Mode, file processing is started upon a specified event (trigger) or at a specific time as per the specified schedule.

You can create as many triggered/scheduled processing jobs as you want - all with different schedules, files to process, actions to perform, and other settings.

The program need not be running in order for processing jobs to be activated, the program and processing is started automatically by Windows Task Scheduler Service.

Creating Processing Jobs

Creating a processing jobs is straight forward. You define some general settings such as job's name, mode of operation. Then you specify the job's schedule or trigger that will determine when the processing job is actually ran. Finally you specify the which files should be processed; how the files should be processed (which actions should be performed); and where the processed files should be saved.

Managing Processing Jobs

Once the processing job has been created, it appears in the list of processing jobs. This list reflects all the jobs that have been created and are registered with Windows Task Scheduler Service which is responsible for job's execution.

Jobs can be enabled and disabled with a single click by putting or removing the checkmark next to the job;s name in the list.

Triggered or Scheduled Processing Mode lets you define different processing jobs that can be executed on schedule or a particular trigger, such as: on every Monday at 2:00; at Logon; on a particular system event; etc.

The program does not need to be running for the processing job to be activated - it will be automatically started with the right command line parameters at the right time by Windows Task Scheduler Service (which needs to be enabled for this feature to work) and begin performing the tasks defined by the processing job.

The program can perform processing jobs in 3 different modes:

  • Command Line Mode - only the console window will be displayed.
  • GUI Mode - program is launched and performs processing displaying progress in regular Graphical User Interface.
  • Invisible Mode - no user interface of any kind is shown, and the processing job is performed in the background.

All processing jobs can be different: for every job you can specify not only the trigger or schedule that will determine when it runs, but also the files to be processed, actions to be performed, output file name pattern and directory, and a host of other options.

Processing jobs are easily managed within the program, but should the need arise, you can also modify their properties in Windows Task Scheduler directly.

Thinking how to run repetitive file processing tasks on schedule?

Batch Hex Editor lets you setup unlimited number of file processing jobs - all with customizable triggers!

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Hierarchical Action Sequence with Conditional Processing

Action Sequence

With Action Sequence you can easily specify which actions to perform on the selected files, under what circumstances, and in which order.

  • Drag & drop to add, copy, and move actions
  • Easily duplicate (copy) actions with all their settings
  • Toggle individual actions on and off
  • View a summary of action's settings right in the list
  • Perform certain actions only when specified requirements are satisfied using conditions
  • See condition relationships visually in a tree
  • Save action sequence to XML-based template file
  • Open / append previously saved action sequence
  • Save action sequence summary to text file
  • Get instant feedback about any errors
  • See selected action details in tooltips
  • Actions are numbered and color-coded to help you identify their order and distinguish different types of actions

You tell the program how to process files by adding various actions to the "Action Sequence", which represents a sequence of operations to be performed step by step. In the Action Sequence, actions can be easily rearranged, moved around, duplicated using simple drag and drop operations and / or keyboard commands.

Conditions and Processing Paths

Conditional processing is possible with conditions, which are simply special actions that make sure that the actions that follow them should only be performed if particular requirements are satisfied: file name and file size match specified parameters, or a file contains certain text, etc. This results in potentially different processing paths for different files.

Actions and conditions are visually presented in the action sequence using numbered hierarchical tree-like list and arrows, making it easy to design and see processing logic and understand various relationships between the actions and conditions.

There is no limit to how many actions or conditions can be added to the action sequence, nor are there any restrictions as to how the actions should be ordered. Do whatever you need to accomplish your goals!

XML Templates

The action sequence that you design, including all the actions, conditions, levels of hierarchy, and individual action's settings can be easily saved to a file as XML-based template that you can reuse later. Because templates are XML-based, you can actually use any text editor or specialized XML tools to edit these templates afterwards. In addition, template files can be used for processing using command line and in Triggered / Scheduled Mode.

Need to perform different operations with file's content in sequence?

With this product you are able to perform an unlimited number of actions on the content of multiple files in a step-by-step manner!

Conditional Processing and Conditions

Conditional processing allows you to perform different actions and operations on different files. This is accomplished using Conditions in the actions sequence, which alter the processing flow, so that different files may be processed using different processing paths!

Any actions that follow a condition in the action sequence will be performed only if the check(s) defined by the condition have been passed by the file being processed. If a file does not pass the condition's check(s), actions that follow a condition will not be performed on the file.

If another condition is encountered later, it may override the effects of previously defined condition(s), so that any subsequent actions will be performed, provided file being processed passes this new condition's check(s).

  • 8 Built-in conditions that can check file properties and content
  • A condition can override all previous conditions
  • A condition can override just the previous condition
  • A condition can add to the previous condition(s) effect: equivalent to AND operation (both conditions must be satisfied in order for processing to continue)
  • A condition can override previous condition only if it failed: equivalent to OR operation (any one of the conditions must be satisfied in order for processing to continue)
  • Multiple conditions can be nested together to allow for complex hierarchical processing scenarios
  • Condition can be grouped together in an AND/OR groups
  • Condition relationships with each other as well as hierarchy of actions they control is clearly reflected in an action sequence with arrows and alignment, so you know which actions are controlled by which condition(s)

File Information Condition

Check if the file being processed matches specified file properties such as name pattern, location, size, and attributes.

The following checks can be performed by this condition:

  • File name and extension match a predefined pattern (either wildcards or RegEx)
  • File's parent directory matches a predefined pattern (either wildcards or RegEx)
  • File's full path matches a predefined pattern (RegEx only)
  • File's size is within specified range: at least N bytes, at most N bytes, exactly N bytes, between N and M bytes, not equal to N bytes
  • File's creation, change, and access dates are within specified range
  • File's attributes match supplied values

Content Size Condition

Check if the size of the file's contents match the specified value or range.

If it is a binary file, this is equivalent to checking file size. If the file contains text in certain encoding, you can check how many lines and/or characters a file contains, which is most often not the same as checking the size of the file in bytes (only if file is in ASCII the number of characters will equal the size of the file in bytes).

  • Select how the size of file's content is calculated: by bytes (kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes), by characters, or by lines
  • Check that file's content size is within specified range: at least N bytes/chars/lines, at most N bytes/chars/lines, exactly N bytes/chars/lines, between N and M bytes/chars/lines, not equal to N bytes/chars/lines

Binary / Byte Content Condition

Check if the file contains or does not contain specified byte pattern.

  • 6 types of checks: contains, does not contain, start with, does not start with, ends with, does not end with
  • Flexible contains check: contains at least N times, contains at most N times, contains exactly N times, contains between N and M times, contains but not N times.
  • Built-in hex editor to allow for easy byte entry
  • Supports wildcard byte matching, where specified byte will stand for any byte
  • Restrict search range by specifying the byte range, like "search only within first 50 000 bytes"
  • Built-in converter tool to convert between decimal, hexadecimal and binary numbers or byte representations

Control Condition

This is not a real condition in that it does not perform any checks on files. Rather it affect previously defined conditions in the action sequence by disabling either just the previously defined and active condition or all previously defined and active conditions (so that disabled condition(s) no longer perform any checks and all files are processed).

Saving Processed Files and Output Options

Normal Output Mode

In Normal (regular) output mode, processed files are not joined, split, or zipped, and remain singular. There's one-to-one correspondence between input and output files.

Other Output Options

When processing files you have additional output options. For example, you can set to adjust output files' dates and attributes. You may specify backup settings and whether or not original files should be kept or deleted.

There is also an option to run third-party tool on processed files automatically.

When it comes to saving the processed files, the program offers a great variety of options: it gives you full control over destination folder, file name pattern, file attributes, and output modes.

Output Folder Options

You have total control over where the processed files should be saved. Output folder (directory) can be:

  • Original folder - processed file will be saved to the same folder where original file was read
  • Existing folder - existing folder specified using absolute path
  • Folder specified with Relative path - you can use relative paths to specify output directory: i.e. ..\Folder or Folder or Folder1\Folder2.

If a destination folder does not exist, it will be automatically created during processing.

Set File Attributes and Dates

As part of the processing you have the ability to set (if saving as new files) or modify/update (if original files should be altered) file's attributes and dates (creation, modification, and even access).

Running Third-Party Programs as Post-Processing Step

You can specify to run a third-party program after processing each file, or after processing all files, providing output file path(s) as the argument. This is useful if you want to do additional processing on the files that at present cannot be achieved with this program.

Other Options

You can specify additional things that include: backup policy, whether original files should be deleted, should processing stop on errors, etc.

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Processed Files Naming Options

Rename Files

You can give processed files any name you desire with the powerful built-in file name designer tool. It features simple drag & drop user interface that lets you select various tokens from a list of almost 100 and use these tokens as part of the generated file name.

The tokens may represent either dynamically generated content that can be included as part of the file name, or a command that somehow modifies the part of the filename that has already been generated (like changing letter case, or performing replacement operation).

Use Tokens to Generate Dynamic File Names

There are close to 100 different tokens that can be used to generate dynamic file names that meet your requirements. Simply include the token in the appropriate place in the file name pattern to have dynamically generated content inserted in the right place (if the token generates content), or to affect the generated filename in other ways (if the token represents a command or operation).

The following tokens are available:

  • File creation and modification dates, file size
  • Current date and time
  • Random numbers and letters
  • File hashes: MD5, SHA1, SHA2, CRC...
  • Original file name, extension, folder name
  • EXIF and ID3 tags
  • Search & Replace operation letting you replace text within file name
  • RegEx Replace - replace within file names using Regular Expressions
  • Letter case modification commands (make upper case, lower case)

When it comes to saving processed files, the program really shines, as it comes with built-in professional file renamer tool that lets you easily design file naming pattern simply by drag-dropping different name parts (tokens) onto the text area. And there are many tokens to choose from: various hashes and checksums like MD5, SHA, SHA2, CRC16, CRC32, etc; file size; parts of original name/folder; creation and modification dates and their parts; random characters; EXIF and ID3 met tags; etc. You can even perform search and replace operations on the file name patterns you design!

Moreover the program can act solely as bulk file name renamer utility: you do not have to add any actions to the action sequence, and choose to only rename files instead!

Need to replace text in file names? Insert EXIF data or hashes?

Look no further! This product will let you do all that and more, thanks to its powerful file name designer and renamer!

Select Files for Processing with Deep File Search

Recursive File Search

One of the ways you can add files to the file list for processing is by doing a search for all files that match criteria you specify. The program will scan selected directories and subdirectories for any valid files and automatically add them to the list.

  • Recursive scanning with customizable depth
  • Specify files to include and exclude using highly customizable patterns and masks - much more powerful than your basic wildcards but easier to use than Regular Expressions!
  • Specify directories to exclude from search
  • Use Regular Expressions to specify file name patterns
  • Use case sensitive matching

Note that you can save your customized file searches as templates for future use.

Search for Files Based on Properties

You can add find files you need for processing based on their properties like size or creation date, and attributes. This is in addition to basic search by name!

What's more is that you can fine tune these and select the exact ranges for all properties, like setting the size to be between 1MB and 5MB for example. With dates, too, you can be as specific as you want: you may, for example, look for files created on any day in May 2012, or on May 10 2012 specifically.

Search in Files for Text Content

You can search for and add files for processing using not just their names and properties, but actual contents as well. Perhaps you need to process only files that start with a particular text; or only those files that contain a particular text specified number of times. The program is very flexible!

Search for files based on text content using these conditions:

  • Contains at least N times
  • Contains at most N times
  • Contains exactly N times
  • Contains between N and M times
  • Does not Contain N times
  • Does not Contain
  • Starts with / Does Not Start with
  • Ends with / Does Not End with

Ignore case option and wildcards are fully supported for more advanced searches!

Search in Files for Bytes & Binary Content

You can search for and add files for processing using their binary content. Perhaps you need to process only files that start with a particular sequence of bytes; or only those files that contain a particular byte sequence no more than specified number of times. The program is very flexible!

Search for files based on binary content using these conditions:

  • Contains at least N times
  • Contains at most N times
  • Contains exactly N times
  • Contains between N and M times
  • Does not Contain N times
  • Does not Contain
  • Starts with / Does Not Start with
  • Ends with / Does Not End with

Wildcards are fully supported for more advanced searches!

In all 3 of the program operating modes, files for processing can be selected using recursive (deep) file search, where the program automatically scans specified directories for files matching desired criteria, such as: file name pattern, extension, size, dates, content, etc. This has several advantages:

  • Program automatically searches for desired files - no need to pick files manually
  • Not just file name and attributes, but also their content in both text and binary form can be examined
  • Complex searches can be saved and reused later

For finding files with names matching a specific pattern, you can either use extended wildcards with support for positive and negative matches, sub-masks, character ranges, grouping and alternation patterns; or use even more powerful Regular Expressions.

Trying to do a content-based deep file search?

This product can examine files' content in both text and binary form, so you can pick out only the files you need!

Advanced Wildcards

You can easily add files for processing matching a specific naming pattern and having certain extension(s) with advanced wildcards! Of course, you could use regular Operating System file search, but it is very weak and supports only basic wildcards. On the other hand, Regular Expressions may be too complicated for a trivial task like selecting files matching a give name pattern.

Advanced wildcards, one of product's many unique features, is what you would want to use!

Regular OS Wildcards Advanced Wildcards Regular Expressions
a*.jpg;a*.bmp;a*.png;b*.jpg;... <a-m>*.(jpg|bmp|png) [a-m].*\.(jpg|bmp|png)
- file(!_)*.* file(?!_).*\..*
- start*(!skip)*end*.* start(?(.*(skip))|.*)end.*\..*
- (!page)*#.*(!txt|rtf) (?<!page).*\d\..*(?!(txt|rtf))
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Triggered / Scheduled Processing Jobs

Setup a Processing Job - General Properties

Processing jobs allow you to setup various batch file processing tasks that will be executed on a specified trigger or on schedule.

General properties include: name of the job, general timeframe when the job can be active, operation mode that determines if any UI will be shown, and user account together with security context under which the job will be executed.

Setup a Processing Job - Select Files

There are several ways in which you can specify which files should be processed by a processing job:

  • Specified directories will be scanned for files matching a given name pattern
  • Specified file search template will be used (see Recursive File Search)
  • Specified list of files containing files' full paths will be used.

Setup a Processing Job - Specify Actions

Once you have specified which files should be processed by a processing job, the next step is to specify how these files should be processed, which actions and operations should be performed. This is done by specifying a previously saved action sequence template.

Additionally you can customize a few other processing aspects like the number of processing threads and logging options.

Setup a Processing Job - Output Settings

Output settings determine where and how the processed files are saved. All the options that are available in Step 3 in Manual and Automatic processing modes can be customized here as well. These include:

  • File naming pattern and destination / output folder
  • Output mode: normal, join, split, or zip
  • Ability to define a third-party tool to execute after processing has finished
  • Backup- and file saving- related options

Setup a Processing Job - Triggers - Monthly

Last step in setting up a processing job is to define a trigger or specify a schedule that will determine when the processing job will actually execute.

Monthly trigger lets you specify that a job should be executed on a monthly basis. You can select specific days of the month or weeks when the job should be run, as well as specify which months should be included and which ones should be excluded.

Setup a Processing Job - Triggers - Weekly

Last step in setting up a processing job is to define a trigger or specify a schedule that will determine when the processing job will actually execute.

Weekly trigger lets you specify that a job should be executed on a weekly basis. You can select specific days of the week when the job should be run.

Setup a Processing Job - Triggers - Daily

Last step in setting up a processing job is to define a trigger or specify a schedule that will determine when the processing job will actually execute.

Daily trigger lets you specify that a job should be executed on a daily basis. You can specify the daily recurrence pattern as well.

Setup a Processing Job - Triggers - Event

Last step in setting up a processing job is to define a trigger or specify a schedule that will determine when the processing job will actually execute.

Event-based triggers lets you specify that a job should be executed when a particular application or system event occurs. This feature is available only on Windows Vista or higher. Any events that you see in the Windows Event Viewer are supported, and a processing job will be automatically started by Windows Task Scheduler Service when the associated event occurs.

Setup a Processing Job - Command Line Preview

A processing job is automatically executed by the means of Windows Task Scheduler Service launching the program on appropriate trigger / schedule and with job-specific command line arguments.

The Command Line Preview tab shows you the exact command line that will be run in order to start the processing job. That way you can launch the program manually with appropriate parameters and have the same processing job be manually started.

It is possible to create scheduled or triggered processing jobs that will be automatically performed even if the program is not running. And there is no limit to how many such jobs can be created!

For every job you can specify the files to be processed, actions to be performed, output settings, and other processing options.

When the processing job is triggered, depending on the job's setting the program will be automatically launched in either GUI, console, or hidden mode, and the processing will be automatically started. When done, the program will exit automatically.

There are numerous triggers available: daily, weekly, monthly, event-based, etc.

Common Tasks

Common Tasks - Copy Content

There are several built-in common tasks for copying or moving parts of the file to another position. You can duplicate lines; you can copy lines from the start or end of the file to another position, or relative to their current location; you can copy blocks of bytes to another position; and more!

Common Tasks - Working with Files

Not only can you modify file's contents with common tasks, but it's very easy to perform various file system -related operations as well:

  • Find files using content-based recursive search
  • Move and copy files
  • Rename files
  • Delete files
  • Split and join files
  • Encrypt and decrypt files
  • Generate file hashes
  • Modify file attributes

Common Tasks - Binary Data

There are various common tasks related to working with binary data and modifying individual bytes as well as performing binary search and replace operations.

The program gives you full control when designing the sequence of actions; yet at the same time if you are just starting or want to perform some basic task quickly, the program offers numerous common tasks organized into categories that you can simply click on and see the needed actions be automatically added to the action sequence for you, so you can get started in no time!

Note that with the built-in actions and operations you can do much more than what you can do with common tasks described above! Common tasks by no means represent all of product's functionality, but rather facilitate product's use when it comes to dealing with frequently occurring tasks.

Full Command Line Support & Console Operation

Batch Hex Editor has full support for command line operation. It can not only be started from command line with specific options, but it can also run and operate entirely in console window.

A typical usage scenario would be to first specify a sequence of actions to be performed and then save that sequence to a template file. Then you can easily process files entirely from command line using a few switches: input directory and input file pattern, path to a saved action sequence template file, and output directory with file naming pattern.

Some benefits of command-line processing include:

  • Ability to launch program and perform file processing on demand or by invoking it from third-party tools
  • Perform processing a bit more efficiently without consuming a few extra resources needed to display and update Graphical User Interface
  • Manually schedule the program to run with specific parameters using third-party scheduling programs or other automation software
  • Execute batch processing tasks directly from Windows Power Shell
  • Execution from a batch file with different parameters each time
  • Simultaneous execution of several instances
  • Faster startup and configuration as predefined command line snippets can be used, and in general typing is faster than manipulating UI elements

Do you prefer command line for certain file processing tasks?

This product will let you process files directly from command line without showing any user interface!

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Highly Customizable with Options

The program can be easily customized to your preferences, thanks to the many options that it has. Various options include:

  • Auto-load and auto-save options that control which items the program will automatically save upon exit
  • Syntax highlighting, colorization, and interactive tooltips in textual fields
  • Tooltips preferences that control how and when the tooltips will be displayed
  • Font options that let you choose the default type and size of the monospace font the program uses in text fields
  • Various other User Interface related settings including theme kind, color-coding, etc.
  • Different processing options like the number of threads, queue size, maximum text file size for Regular Expressions, etc.

Integrated Help with Informative Tooltips

Very Detailed Tooltips

Batch Hex Editor features very detailed and helpful tooltips that are available for virtually all user interface elements. If the text is too long, it is broken up into several pages that you can easily scroll through with your mouse wheel. No need to view external documentation, the help is completely integrated with the product!

Movable Tooltips

Some tooltips can be moved around and pinned so they stay visible on top of other windows until closed. This is useful when a tooltip displays certain technical information that may be needed to configure certain settings, and should therefore remain visible even when the mouse is no longer hovering over its parent element!

File Tooltips

There are very detailed tooltips for files in the file list! Such tooltips display not only basic file information like file name, location, size, and attributes, but also show first few dozens of bytes that make up file content! These tooltips also inform you of what actions are possible with the file selected.

Action Tooltips

Action tooltips display detailed information about the actions in the action sequence. When you move your mouse over an action in an action sequence, a tooltip will be displayed, explaining what the action does, what are the current action options, and what things you can do with a given action.

Action tooltips can be pinned so they stay of top and not auto-close, so that as you make changes to action's options, these changes will be automatically reflected in the action options summary displayed on the pinned tooltip.

List Items Tooltips

Various lists in the program that let you select different items (like tokens, tags, etc.) also offer detailed tooltips that display relevant information about items in the list.

Concept-Related Tooltips

Certain tooltips not only explain what a particular button or interface element does and how it can be used, but they also explain the underlying concept, as is illustrated by this tooltip displaying information about Regular Expressions language element.

Smart Contextual Tooltips

Although optional and can be turned off, the program also offers contextual tooltips that will appear when you move your mouse over distinct parts of text in certain text fields that support syntax highlighting.

Such tooltips are featured for all text fields that accept Regular Expression patterns as input; fields that allow character escapes; and in the file name pattern designer.

This is very useful, as simply by hovering your mouse over different areas in the text fields, you will instantly know what a particular RegEx element or file name token does.

With Batch Hex Editor we have re-imagined the concept of in-place help for a software product with the goal for it to be readily-accessible, well integrated, useful, and detailed. No more clumsy external huge help files that would take hours to make sense of and relate to the program!

Instead, virtually all elements of the User Interface have very detailed, in some cases multi-paged, informative tooltips that not only explain what a particular button, checkbox, or option does, but also provide valuable insights and helpful tips letting you know how to take advantage of a particular feature.

Multi-paged tooltips can be easily viewed simply by scrolling with your mouse wheel. Certain contextual tooltips can also be moved around and pinned to stay on top of other windows. This may be invaluable if you need to keep certain information in the view while working on something else.

Optional Integration with Windows Explorer

Process Files from Windows Explorer

If you install optional Windows integration component, you will be able to launch Batch Hex Editor directly from Windows explorer by selecting the files or a folder containing files that you wish to process, right-clicking on the selection, and choosing Batch Process Files menu.

Program Starts in Compact Mode

When you launch program from Windows Explorer, it starts in a very compact mode with the files you selected in Windows Explorer already automatically added and ready for processing. This is done for your convenience so you can process file right away!

By default, if the program is started from Windows Explorer, it will automatically quit once the processing has been completed. However there is an option to change this behavior if you want.

Compact Mode UI

When the program is started in compact mode, it shows only the primary action you selected in the Windows Explorer's right-click context menu when you launched the program, and additionally crucial output settings that include file naming pattern and destination to save processed files.

If this is not enough for your needs and you need to make some changes and add more actions or files, or adjust other settings, you can always enter Full View by simply maximizing the window. There is also an option for the program to always start in Full View if you want.

Upon installation of the software, you have the option to install a Windows Shell extension that integrates a Batch Process context menu into Windows Explorer, making it super easy to simply right-click on a group of files or a folder and launch the program with the selected files and chosen operation already setup, so you can process the files right-away - directly from Windows!

Need to quickly perform file processing tasks directly from Windows?

Batch Hex Editor can integrate nicely with Windows, letting you launch it simply by right-clicking on a group of selected files!

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Advanced Logging

When processing thousands of files using complex action sequences with multiple conditions and actions, certain things might go wrong occasionally; and that's where program's excellent troubleshooting abilities come in very handy.

Program's advanced logging capabilities make it super easy to diagnose problems and get rid of any processing warnings or errors. A very detailed log is automatically generated by the program for every processed file that contains details about which actions have been performed, when, with what options, and with what results. All this information is made available to you in a nicely formatted view once the processing has been completed.

The processing log can be manually saved to a file after processing and / or automatically generated as a text log file in the destination folder(s).

File Operation Helpers

File Operation Helpers make it easy to perform certain file-related tasks that do not directly correspond to the built-in actions. File Operation Helpers automatically setup the proper output settings depending on the operation you choose to perform.

File Operation Helpers are available for the following operations:

  • Copy and Move files
  • Rename files
  • Delete files
  • Set or Change file attributes
  • Split files
  • Join / Merge files
  • Generate hashes of files' contents
  • Encrypt / decrypt files

Note: different file operation helpers are available depending on the product you are using.

Alternative User Interface Theme

Alternative UI Theme

If you do not like the default glass-like Aero theme with translucency effects, or if your Operating System does not support it, this alternative theme is available and can be easily made the default.

Program also offers alternative User Interface skin for cases when Aero rendering is not available, or if you prefer glass-less look instead.

Other Features

Some other notable features that are not represented in the screenshots above:

  • Virtually all actions allow you to customize the range of their operation, so that you can restrict a particular action to operate only on a specified part of the file (as if the file itself was smaller).
  • Built-in base-converter tool that lets you convert numbers and byte sequences between binary, decimal, and hexadecimal forms.
  • Multi-colored smart rendering of file paths in file lists that highlights most important parts of the file path, so that you can see file name, its parent directory as well as the drive - all at a glance.
  • Program automatically remembers the values you enter into drop-down lists so that next time you need them, they can be selected from a drop-down! It also remembers the file paths you specify for files and folders, so that if you ever reopen the same Select Folder or Choose Files dialog again, it will automatically be opened where you left it last time.
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Product Editions

Batch Hex Editor is available in 3 different editions - one free and two paid. Please review the differences between the editions and the features they offer below.

Feature (hover your mouse for info) Free Standard Complete
Processing
Maximum number of files in one batch
This determines the maximum number of files the program can process in a single batch.
5 1 000 Unlimited
Maximum file size
This determines the maximum size of the file that the program can process. Files with initial size larger than the specified value will be skipped during processing.
5KB100MB Unlimited
Maximum number of actions in action sequence
This specifies the maximum number of actions or conditions that can be present in an action sequence.
5 5 Unlimited
Maximum number of processing threads
If you have a multi-core CPU, CPU with hyper-threading, or multiple CPUs you may benefit from more processing threads as the processing will go faster.
1 2 Unlimited
Operation
Automatic Mode (Supported / Max Mon-s / Max Files)

In Automatic or Background Mode files are automatically queued for processing and processed when specified conditions are met (like new files have been added to a monitored folder; or specified files have been modified).

1st parameter tells you if the feature is supported; 2nd parameter tells you how many monitors are supported (how many different folders/file types you can monitor); and the 3rd parameter tells you how many files can be processed per given monitor during one continuous monitoring session.

/ 1 / 5 / 1 / ∞ / ∞ / ∞
Triggered / Scheduled Mode
Triggered or Scheduled Mode allows you to create and manage processing jobs that run when a specified trigger occurs or at a specified time. The program itself does not need to be running and will be automatically started by Windows Task Scheduler Service.
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Command Line / Console Mode
Processing can be customized and then invoked by launching a program with certain command line arguments and be performed in either GUI, console, or hidden mode.
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Windows Shell Integration
When you right-click on a file, a group of files, or a folder in Windows Explorer, you will be presented with a context menu where you can choose which processing action to perform on the selected files. The program will then be launched in a compact, user-friendly mode, with the selected files already added, and the chosen action available for customization, making it super easy to process files directly from Windows.
Multiple running instances of the program
Can there be more than one instance of the program running on the same computer at once?
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Product Features
All* product actions are supported
The action support is determined by the product. Please got to the action support section below to see if a particular product supports a particular action. However all actions supported by a product are available in all editions.
Unicode Support
All product editions come with full native support for dealing with Unicode character sets.
Open & save action sequences as templates
When you have added several actions and/or conditions to the action sequence with various customizations, it may be quite handy to be able to save it for future use. You can do exactly that with templates! Save your big action sequences to a template file, so you can reopen and use it later!
Conditional processing and process branching
The product features built-in conditions that let you arrange actions into groups that will only be performed when certain criteria are satisfied (i.e. a file is of a given size, or has a given content, etc.). To see which conditions are supported by which product, see the condition support section below.
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Advanced file (re)naming (EXIF tags, hashes...)
Advanced file naminmg (saving processed file with a certain name) and renaming (giving an existing file a new name) features include: support for inclusion of file hashes, EXIF tags, ID3 tags, and file properties (dates, size) in the file name. It also includes support for search and replace operations (basic and RegEx-based) that can be performed on file names (i.e. replace 'sometext' with 'YourCompany' in all file names).
- Batch Files Only
Advanced file search (masks, attributes, contents)
All editions feature basic recursive file search capabilities (i.e. you can add files for processing by specifying folder(s) to scan for files matching a given name pattern). Advanced features include: ability to specify file name pattern using Regular Expressions; case sensitivity; specifying file name patterns to exclude; specifying folders to exclude; specifying file properties and attributes (i.e. read-only file larger than 1MB); requiring that files must have or must not have specific text or binary content.
Batch Files Only
Save file searches to templates
You can specify various search options when using recursive file add/search feature. These include file name patterns, file properties and attributes, content requirements, etc. This feature allows you to save all this information as a search template that you can reuse later, or use it in command line mode as a parameter (allowing program to automatically look for desired files, add them for processing, and process them).
Output options: split, join, zip files
When the processing has been completed, the file can be saved either normally, or additionally it can be either split up using several splitting modes; joined together with another file (useful when extracting information from multiple files for example); or stored in a compressed form (zipped).
Batch Files Only Batch Files Only
Multiple file saves during processing
When performing complex processing tasks, it may be needed to save files during different stages in the process and/or to different locations and/or under different names. This feature lets you do that!
- Batch Files Only
Run third-party tool on processed files
As a post-processing step, once the file(s) have been saved, you may specify that a third-party tool needs to be run, passing to it output file paths or output folder poath as a parameter.
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Support for custom user actions via SDK
You can easily extend product functionality by creating your own custom actions using either C# or VB.NET with the help of SDK.
- Batch Files Only
Pricing FREE US $55.00 US $77.00

*All actions means all actions that belong to the product.

Product Comparison

BinaryMark Batch Files Product Suite

Batch Hex Editor is integral part of Batch Files. While Batch Files supports all features and actions, there are other products that have only a subset of those actions and features, and as a result cost less.

The Venn diagram on the right and the matrix below will help you decide which product you need. Overlapping product circles indicate features shared by both products. The two big overlapping circles indicate that certain file management functionality is included in file modification products as well.

To get detailed information about each action / feature below, please refer to the Actions Section on Batch Files home page.

  • Legend:
  • - the feature is present in all editions of the product.
  • - the feature is present in a product, but only in certain editions (go to the product home page for more info).
  • - the feature is partially available; hover your mouse for more information.
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Feature (hover your mouse for info)
Features
Automatic Processing Mode
In Automatic or Background Mode files are automatically queued for processing and processed when specified conditions are met (like new files have been added to a monitored folder; or specified files have been modified).
Triggered / Scheduled Mode
Triggered or Scheduled Mode allows you to create and manage processing jobs that run when a specified trigger occurs or at a specified time. The program itself does not need to be running and will be automatically started by Windows Task Scheduler Service.
Console / Command Line Mode
Processing can be customized and then invoked by launching a program with certain command line arguments and be performed in either GUI, console, or hidden mode.
Windows Explorer Integration
When you right-click on a file, a group of files, or a folder in Windows Explorer, you will be presented with a context menu where you can choose which processing action to perform on the selected files. The program will then be launched in a compact, user-friendly mode, with the selected files already added, and the chosen action available for customization, making it super easy to process files directly from Windows.
Advanced File Rename
Advanced file naming (saving processed file with a certain name) and renaming (giving an existing file a new name) features include: support for inclusion of file hashes, EXIF tags, ID3 tags, and file properties (dates, size) in the file name. It also includes support for search and replace operations (basic and RegEx-based) that can be performed on file names (i.e. replace 'sometext' with 'YourCompany' in all file names).
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Advanced File Search
Advanced search features include: ability to specify file name pattern using Regular Expressions; case sensitivity; specifying file name patterns to exclude; specifying folders to exclude; specifying file properties and attributes (i.e. read-only file larger than 1MB); requiring that files must have or must not have specific text or binary content.
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File System Operations
Easily perform file copy, move, delete, rename, set attributes operations with file operation helpers.
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Split & Join Files
When the processing has been completed, the file can be saved either normally, or additionally it can be either split up using several splitting modes; or joined together with another file (useful when extracting information from multiple files for example).
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Multiple File Saves

When performing complex processing tasks, it may be needed to save files during different stages in the process and/or to different locations and/or under different names. This feature lets you do that!

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Generate Hashes

Compute hashes and checksums of file contents: MD5, SHA1, SHA2, RIPE-MD, CRC.

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Encrypt / Decrypt

Encrypt and decrypt files using one of the supported symmetric algorithms: DES (Data Encryption Standard), RC4, Triple DES (3DES), AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) / Rijndael.

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Search & Replace
Basic Text Replace

Perform basic search and replace operations on text. Wildcards and case sensitivity options are supported.

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RegEx Replace

Perform search and replace operations on text using Regular Expressions (RegEx). RegEx gives you far more flexibility in specifying the text you wish to find and replace.

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Binary Replace

Perform search and replace operations on bytes in binary files. Wildcards are supported.

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Multiple Text Replace

Perform multiple search and replace operations on text. Convenient if you need to replace a lot of similar things.

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Multiple RegEx Replace

Perform multiple replacements using Regular Expressions.

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Edit Text
Insert Text

Insert new textual content in files.

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Delete Text

Delete parts of textual content from files by specifying the lines and characters to remove. Specific content can be removed using Search & Replace operation (setting replacement to be empty).

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Move Text

Move part of a text file from one position to another.

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Copy Text

Copy part of a text file to a specific position.

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Extract Text

Extract textual content that matches specified Regular Expression pattern.

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Format Text

Perform various transformations on the specified blocks of text (or text that matches certain RegEx pattern).

This is a very powerful action and lets you do many different things with text content: capitalize letters, sort lists, remove duplicate entries, encode/decode, reverse, etc.

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Binary Tools
Insert Binary Data

Insert specified block of bytes at specified position to a file.

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Delete Binary Data

Delete specific block of bytes from a file.

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Move Binary Data

Move specified block of bytes from one position in a file to another.

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Copy Binary Data

Copy specified block of bytes to a specified position in a file.

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Reverse Bytes

Reverse the order of bytes in the specified block or the whole file.

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Reverse Bits

Reverse the order of bits in a block of bytes of a given size.

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Apply Bit Mask

Perform bitwise operations on a block of bytes.

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Convert
Change Text Encoding

Easily convert text files from one encoding to another, i.e. UTF7 to UTF8 for example.

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Bin/Dec/Hex Bytes Converter

Convert files or parts of the files between actual bytes and their binary, octal, decimal, or hexadecimal representations.

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Base 64 Converter

Convert files or parts of the files to and from Base 64 encoding.

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Quoted Printable Converter

Convert files or parts of the files to and from Quoted Printable encoding.

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Conditional Processing
File Properties

This condition checks if a file has certain properties like name and size. Subsequent actions will be performed only if a file matches criteria.

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File Content Size

This condition checks that the size of the file's content is within the specified range. Subsequent actions will be performed only if a file matches criteria.

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Text Content

This condition checks if a file contains specific textual content. Subsequent actions will be performed only if a file matches criteria.

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Multiple Text Content

This condition checks if a file contains the specified number of textual items from the list. Subsequent actions will be performed only if a file matches criteria.

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RegEx Content

This condition checks that the file contains content matched by the supplied RegEx pattern. Subsequent actions will be performed only if a file matches criteria.

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Multiple RegEx Content

This condition checks that the file contains the specified number of RegEx matches. Subsequent actions will be performed only if a file matches criteria.

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Binary Content

This condition checks that the file contains specified binary content. Subsequent actions will be performed only if a file matches criteria.

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Text Encoding

This condition checks that the file is saved in a certain encoding. Subsequent actions will be performed only if a file matches criteria.

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Product Extensibility

Although by itself Batch Hex Editor is a professional product, it cannot possibly offer every feature you may want, or be used in all possible scenarios. This is not a problem however, because this product was built with extensibility in mind from the ground up.

The functionality offered by Batch Hex Editor can be extended in the following ways:

  • Software Development Kit (SDK) will let you develop your own actions and conditions that can be directly used by the product just as built-in ones. All that is required is basic knowledge of either C# or VB.NET and Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 or higher.
  • Actions Library will let you use all the various processing actions together with their UI in your own projects. Library is provided as a COM-Compatible .NET DLL that you can use in your own projects to leverage the functionality offered by the various processing actions.
  • Custom Development - should you need it, we can customize the product for you so it specifically meets your needs. Batch Hex Editor provides a solid foundation for batch file processing upon which our experienced developers can quickly create a customized, professional solution that meets your needs.

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Note: the SDK is available and can be used only with Batch Hex Editor's mother product - Batch Files, which is a superset of Batch Hex Editor's features. If you plan to extend product functionality with SDK, you must obtain Complete Edition of Batch Files.

You can easily extend functionality offered by Batch Files' built-in actions by designing your own using this SDK as a guide. Batch Files provides all the basic actions that perform general tasks, such as search and replace, insert, delete, etc.; however you may have a need to process files of a certain kind in a specific way, and hence require file-format-specific actions.

With this SDK and basic VB.NET or C# programming skills you will be able to create your own custom actions that you can then use from within the program to effectively accomplish your goals. We recommend you use Microsoft's free Visual Basic Express 2010 or Visual C# Express 2010 to develop your extensions using this SDK, but of course if you have Visual Studio, SharpDevelop IDE, or any other IDE capable of producing .NET 2.0 libraries, you can use it as well.

Actions Library

Actions Library is provided as a COM-Compatible .NET DLL that you can use in your own projects to leverage the functionality offered by the product's various processing actions. Whereas with SDK you extend the product with the actions you create, with Actions Library you extend your own solution by utilizing the functionality of the product.

For example, if you want to use search & replace or text transformation capabilities offered by Batch Files, with the Actions Library you will be able to do just that.

Unlike the SDK, which comes with Complete Edition of Batch Files, the Actions Library needs to be acquired separately from the main product. So, please contact us to get Actions Library. We will also be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding licensing, pricing, integration, and other issues.

Let Us Customize Batch Hex Editor for You!

If Batch Hex Editor is not exactly what you are looking for, we can customize it for you so it specifically meets your needs! It can be done at a low cost to you, as Batch Hex Editor provides a solid foundation for batch file processing upon which new features can be effectively added by our experienced developers to quickly create a customized, professional solution that meet your needs!

  • Custom Development Benefits
  • No programming skills are required - we do everything for you!
  • Low-cost professional development by experienced team
  • Fast development because it leverages existing product and infrastructure
  • Professional User Interface and familiarity as new features are integrated into existing product
  • Royalty-free, flexible licensing model

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