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Disk cloning, disk imaging to produce exact duplicates of disks/drives, e.g. to save the time for a full installation of the operating system and other software for several computers/disks of the same type, or to be able to restore a running installation in case of data loss/screwed up Windows (restoration of a backup). Also for computer forensics specialists, since they need to work on a copy when searching for evidence on the object disk. You can clone directly, or from an image file. Menu: Tools | Disk Tools | Clone Disk RAM editor e.g. for debugging purposes (programming), for examining/manipulating any running program and in particular computer games (cheating). Tools | RAM Editor Analyzing files e.g. to determine the type of data recovered as lost cluster chains by ScanDisk or chkdsk. Examples. Tools | Analyze File Wiping confidential files or disks ...so no one (not even computer forensics specialists) will be able to retrieve them. To securely erase a file, use File Manager | Delete Irreversibly. For disk wiping, open the disk with the disk editor and use Edit | Fill Disk Sectors. E.g. fill with zero bytes (hexadecimal value 00) or random bytes. WinHex works in accordance with the standard outlined in DoD 5220.22-M (for details, please see this white paper). Also see X-Ways Security. Wiping unused space and slack space ...either to close security leaks, to securely destroy previously existing classified files that have been deleted in the traditional way only, or to minimize the size of your disk backups (like WinHex backups or Norton Ghost backups), since initialized space can be compressed 99%. On NTFS drives, WinHex will even offer to wipe all currently unused $Mft (Master File Table) file records, as they may still contain names and fragments of files previously stored in them. File slack can be found in the unused end of the last cluster allocated to a file, which usually contains traces of previously existing files. Slack space - like everything else - is processed by WinHex very fast. Also see X-Ways Security. ASCII - EBCDIC conversion Allows to exchange text between mainframe computers and the PC in both directions. You may even tailor the character translation table in WinHex (ebcdic.dat) for your own needs. Edit | Convert Binary, Hex ASCII, Intel Hex, and Motorola S conversion z. B. for (E)PROM programmers. Edit | Convert Unifying and dividing odd and even bytes/words for (E)PROM programmers. File Manager | Unify/Dissect Conveniently editing data structure using custom templates. Download a tutorial. View | Template Manager Splitting files that do not fit on a disk File Manager | Split/Concatenate WinHex as a reconnaissance and learning tool Are you sure Microsoft Word really discards previous states of your document? You may be surprised to find text deleted long ago in your .doc files. Maybe text that you really do not wish to be seen by the person you are going to pass the .doc file to? Discover what various software programs save in their files. Study unknown file formats and learn how they work. Investigate e.g. how executable files are structured and how they are loaded in RAM. The possibilities are practically unlimited. Here is another important one: Finding interesting values (e.g. the number of lives, ammunition, etc.) in saved game files using the Combined Search or using the File Comparison utility, for later manipulation

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you may press Esc to abort.e. e. and RAM. Can be done manually (see            .. using the disk editor. API (Application Programming Interface) Professional users may also make good use of WinHex' advanced capabilities in their own programs written in Delphi. While a script is executed.g. Or you would like to edit text in files of a certain binary type that the native application does not let you modify. if the source code is not available (e. It is not convenient. The provided functions are similar to the scripting commands... or in unused parts of logical drives or physical disks. Upgrading MP3 jukeboxes and Microsoft Xbox with larger hard drive To upgrade. Tools | Disk Editor | Access button Hiding data or discovering hidden data . C/C++. lost). with the filename extension “. You may freely copy from a disk and write the clipboard contents to a disk. With its wider range of application. to accelerate recurring routine tasks or to carry out certain tasks on unattended remote computers. without regard to sector boundaries! Unlimited Undo When editing. following existing instructions from cheat sites on the Internet or for developing your own cheats.cnf”). scripting supersedes the Routine feature known from previous WinHex versions.cfg) conflicts with a file their own software uses. If your local laws and the license permit that. edit the compiler's executable file such that it works without problems (e. the swap file. Copy & Paste Use copy & paste or copy & write (=overwrite) with files. programmers may find their compiler automatically creates a configuration file for their project whose filename (application name + . Edit | Undo Jump back and forward WinHex keeps a history of your offset jumps. You can also change the name of your Xbox.g. and repairing system areas such as the Master Boot Record with its partition table and boot sectors.g. the new hard disk must be prepared first.jpg files (steganography). like an Internet browser does. WinHex specifically supports access to surplus sectors that are not in use by the operating system because they do not add to an entire cluster or cylinder. Find out more about scripts in the program help. Position | Back/Forward Scripting Automated file editing using scripts. Tools | Disk Editor Viewing. Manipulating text . disks. Instructions for Creative's Nomad MP3 jukebox. in binary files. DAP jukebox and Microsoft Xbox.. reverse any of your steps. but possible to translate practically any software into another language by editing text in the executable files.g. The ability to execute scripts other than the supplied sample scripts is limited to owners of a professional license. or Visual Basic. The WinHex API provides a convenient interface for random access to files and disks (at the sector level). e. editing. and lets you go back and forward in the chain. Details Data recovery for erroneously deleted files or generally after an experienced loss of data. Viewing and manipulating files that usually cannot be edited because they are protected by Windows (e.that one is not supposed to edit. Manipulating saved game files for any computer game. For instance. Scripts can be run from the Start Center or the command line. This is where you need WinHex. temporary files of the Internet Explorer). behind the supposed end of . Only restricted by available disk space.g.g.

xml. Not one byte beyond the end of the file will be copied to the destination disk. avi. mdb. pdf. rar. you need to be certain that a copied file will have no extraneous information in any cluster or sector “overhang” spuriously copied along with the actual file. rm. FAT32. since this slack space may still c ontain classified data from a time when it was allocated to a different file. FAT16. 128-bit encryption to make files unreadable by others. Tools | Calculate Hash. rtf. formerly “ file retrieval”) can be used on any file system and recovers all files of a certain type at a time. xls/doc. gif.doc. Tools | Disk Tools | File Retrieval  Computer examination/forensics WinHex is an invaluable tool in the hands of computer investigative specialists in private enterprise and law enforcement. wav. asf.gif. Edit | Convert Checksum/digest calculation to make sure a file is not corrupt and was not manipulated. or to identify common known files. Another mechanism (“File Recovery by Type”. etc. eml. mov. WinHex is likely to help with this automated function that makes good use of the existence of file headers (characteristic signatures at the beginning of a file). John*. and NTFS drives called “File Recovery by Name” that simply requires you to specify one or more file masks (like *. tif.undeleting files) or automatically. a recovery mechanism is available for FAT drives which re-creates entire nested directory structures (details here). Generating pseudo-random data for various (e. mpg. Supported file types: jpg. wpd. Edit | Fill File and many more specific tasks      . WinHex will do the rest. html. Via the Access button menu.). ram. The command Tools | Specialist Tools | Copy exactly copies the file in its current size. Minimize your IT risks. dwg.g. zip. In particular owners of digital cameras quite often encounter problems with their media. dbx. mpg. psd. pwl. scientific simulation) purposes. no entire sectors or clusters. There is an automatic recovery mode for FAT12. bmp. Requires a specialist license. qdf. eps/ps. png. mid. Details Trusted download (a security issue) When transferring unclassified material from a classified hard disk drive to unclassified media.