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I want to search for a binary file and all I know is that it contains a certain sequence of bytes. What tool can help me find it?

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  • Forgive me for being curious, but was this a part of a magic number? – Samir Sep 23 '16 at 10:07
  • @sammyg I don't remember, it was 4 years go – Jader Dias Sep 26 '16 at 11:12
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I found a way of doing that with Agent Ransack. You check the box at Options > Content > Regular expressions, and then use them to specify your binary string:

Sample 3-character binary string in RegEx

\xC1\x8F\xC1

You can do the same with other tools like WindowsGrep
Update: Note that WindowsGrep is no longer supported, but it is still downloadable here

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