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revised How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)
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comment How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)
+1 Does what I asked.
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comment How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)
Met all my requirements including stated, misstated, unstated. Hex Editor Neo was fast too, and has been added to my tool bag.
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comment How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)
+1 Closest to the intent of original question.
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comment How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)
I had asked how, without anything besides Windows 7 because I do not like adding additional programs because 1) Many install in a way that the rights I have do not allow. 2) Some look to be dodgy. That said Hex Editor Neo looks to be a good recommendation. +1
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comment How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)
@Ken ... I don't know why it didn't occur to me ask duckduckgo.com to find me references to hex display on Linux. I think mostly because I'm less familiar with Linux command line than windows. Though I should look to Linux first, since it seems to have quite a bit more capabilities.
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comment How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)
So far, this solution is the closest that I was asking for.
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comment How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)
Not ideal, but I was able to do so by creating a file of 0x00 bytes and then compare against that. Being a text file that I was looking at, and that I was interested in 0a and 0d mostly a file of nulls as comparison worked. But it doesn't provide both the character view and hex view side by side made finding where I wanted to look harder. (As debug does in Scott's answer and as Emacs's hexl-mode does. I had not asked for side by side view, but it's pretty crucial for how I actually use hex dumps.)
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comment How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)
@Ken I had already used head -c4096 bigFileName > smallFileName on linux to get the first 4 KB of the files. Lines are small enough that four KB has plenty of lines for my purposes
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comment How can I view the binary contents of a file natively in Windows 7? (Is it possible.)
C:\>attrib debug.exe /s. Results: File not found - debug.exe. Was unable to find official, debug is no longer supported statement, but from what I saw on the web it looks like debug support has been dropped awhile ago. I found DebugDiag from Microsoft. (Extra download.) Debugging? Maybe it supports looking at files in HEX? Delivered as an .MSI file. Needs an admin password to install. I'm not one.
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