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How to restore damaged (mp3?) file

I have been given a file at https://drive.google.com/file/d/10Fqr6Ipu2J8yKU_m3-EMzsVj7XeSYEdV/view?usp=sharing. Opening it from https://hexed.it/ shows that it is likely a mp3 file (based on the ID3 ...
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How hex from binary file converts to decimal [closed]

I know how to convert HEX<->Decimal up to 255 will be 0xFF = 255 however HEX for 1040 is 0x410 i am not getting how to do this working please explain with graphics representation i am visual ...
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How is it possible to edit video duration on an mp4?

I recently came across a few videos that have their duration length edited. Some increase as the video is playing; for example when you start the video the duration reads 0:01/0:02, and as the video ...
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What is hexedit.exe and who originally created it?

At our company we use an obscure ODBC tool named FlexODBC Driver for DataFlex. Bundled with that software is hexedit.exe. What caught my attention is that the file says it was last modified March 19th,...
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How to split a long lines hex string?

I've a long hex string like this 100000006465780A3033350025979BA5B30D4516F6. Is there an easy way I can split these with a space per hex coded byte so I get 10000000 64 65 78 A3 03 33 35 00 25 97 9B ...
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How to freely/plain text edit the hex values in notepad++

In notepad++ there's a plugin called Hex Editor That plugin helps you to edit and read hex files .bin files in notepad++ without third-party software my question is : How can i edit the values without ...
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Fix corrupted exFAT upcase table manually

I have recently encountered the error "upcase table is not found" on my SD card formatted with exFAT, after it worked just fine the previous day. No tool I tried on Windows or Linux could ...
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How to open a hard drive in an hex editor on Windows?

How can I can open a whole hard drive on Windows with an hex editor ? I use wxHexEditor, on Linux I just have to open the /dev/sdX file but I don't think such a file exist on Windows.
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Where does NTFS store the label of a partition?

I'm using a hex editor (wxHexEditor) to explore a hard drive content. I'm looking for where the label of a partition is stored. So the drive I'm exploring is a GPT drive formatted in NTFS. With ...
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Viewing the content of a hard drive in binary without using a Hex editor

Can we view the content of a hard drive in binary without using a Hex editor but with a simple text editor like Mousepad or gedit ? I'm using Debian.
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Why different hex editors show different binary for a file?

When I open a binary(in this case it is C:\\Windows\\System32\\notepad.exe), different hex editors show different result each other, for the one same file. I tested it on starting point of section ...
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Automate editing of 100+ Hex Strings

I'm currently working on a project which involves me having to replace hundreds of Hex strings, so far I've been doing this manually but the data we have has grown too large to make this sustainable. ...
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How to write say first n bytes of a binary file at a specific HDD sector using Linux dd?

I have a VMWare Virtual machine Windows 10 & I have booted into Live Linux Mint. I just want to write say first n bytes of a binary file to a specific sector on the HDD using dd on Linux. For ...
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What are the "line" numbers in Wireshark (and other hex editors/viewers)?

This is probably a really simple question that has an answer elsewhere, but I couldn't think of the right words to make an effective search, so here I am. Obviously, if this is a duplicate question, ...
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how to edit procmon.exe's driver filename without breaking procmon.exe file

I have a program that detects that I am running procmon.exe and after searching a lot I found this solution: The Device Name of PM is 'PROCMON10' You can see it if you run the Device Manager ...
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How to save custom structures in Hexplorer?

I've got pretty used to a freeware hex editor called "Hexplorer". I set up custom structures to describe and analyze custom binary formats. However, it seems these structures can exist only in current ...
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How do I remove opcodes using hexcurse?

I am trying to do some Hex editing using hexcurse on Linux. The following is the link to the binary file I am editing. How do I remove all of the text that isn't highlighted in white? The image of ...
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Can sublime text be used as hex editor?

I am trying to open the skype .dat hex files and I would like to know if I can use Sublime text instead of the other 'dedicated' hex editors.
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Identifying File Type of a File without extension [duplicate]

I have a quite a large file (>50gb) that has no file extension and is possibly encrypted. I created this file a while ago, but I accidentally removed the extension but I think it is possibly a ...
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replacing values of a file using hex editing script

I need help to create a bash script that will copy three lines of code from inside a savegame (sav) file and paste them into another savegame file. I have used a hex editor to do this manually by ...
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Reading content of binary file

I wanted to ask about reading binary files with binary viewers / editors. I have a binary data file which I tried to open with oktata app, unfortunately I expected a bit different content to see, ...
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Copy contents of a binary file as hex characters

I want to copy the contents of a binary file as hex characters. Notepad++ Plugin ASCII to Hex does not work, because the characters are not ASCII. In TextPad 5.3, the hex mode does not have any copy ...
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How to calculate the difference between two hex offsets?

I have been searching how to do this but I haven't find the way to do it. There's another way to calculate this difference instead of be counting one by one? For example: 0x7fffffffe070 - ...
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How to create a Bitmap image with "pen and paper"?

This is the hex dump of a 5x5 bitmap colored with the color red: My question is, how do I change only the hex values (without using a tool like Paint) in order to change the bitmap's color to e.g. ...
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Find sequence in files using HEX Editor

A few days ago, I decided to defragment and optimize my 2TB external Hard Disk using Auslogics Defragmenter. Now, a little background here. The partition that I defragmented was an 1.8TB partition ...
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How can I save default settings with HxD

I use HxD to view files (binary and string data) The issue I have is when I open the application, it defaults to 16 bytes per row ANSI hex I change it to 32 ANSI DEC as I only need it with that ...
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Split binary data file by AOB

I have a file with the following magic AoB that acts a separator: 00 07 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 00 07 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 77 Is there any utility or quick way to ...
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Corrupted data showing full size but no data

Recently I recovered my data and one partition got damaged.Every kind of file on it shows its size and covers it on disk but when I open files in HxD it shows all bits as 0.Someone suggested its kind ...
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Hard Disk Drive has failed in all softwares, save for one, where it is perfectly, smoothly readable. What will resolve this?

Summary: My HDD is (pretending to) fail. I tried a few types of recovery software, none of which seem to help. Except for one. WinHex. Proof. It views it perfectly. I have no clue what hex editing ...
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Why are hex editors called binary editors?

Hex and binary are two different bases. Hex, in my understanding, is simply an easier to use and more convenient version of binary. However, I often hear that hex editors are binary editors. If ...
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Powerful disk editor for Linux like Acronis Disk Editor

I would like to have a powerful Linux-based disk viewer / editor (raw hex editor) like Acronis Disk Editor. It should show the absolute sector, cylinder, head and relative sector for the part you are ...
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Software for converting HEX file to human-readable text [closed]

I need some suggestions for software that can convert corrupted database file opened as hexadecimal. I used UltraEdit to open the database file as text. I want the text circled in red to be converted ...
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Modifying the BMP image header to increase the height and width of the image

So, during some cryptanalysis I find it necessary to modify a particular BMP image's DIB header so that I can increase the height and size of the image. Here's what I have been able to find: typedef ...
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Hexing an *.exe - does a timestamp gets also modified?

I'm trying to hex a *.exe file to change the font from Arial to Tahoma. I already did it, the issue is that the program notices something has changed. I'm relatively newbie to hexing, so I am not ...
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Free Hex Editor that Supports Chinese Characters [closed]

I am looking for a Hex Editor that supports viewing of Chinese Characters. I am currently translating an application into English. I have found Super Unicode Editor which is really great (but is not ...
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EOF ASCII/HEX code in text files

As far as know in the end of all files, specially text files, there is a Hex code for EOF or NULL character. And when we want to write a program and read the contents of a text file, we send the read ...
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Can you pull every bit of data & instruction out of an executable file via a hex editor?

Someone told me that viewing a binary file of a program, or similar, in a hex editor exposes the entire sum of data/instructions a program has. For example, like in game hackers/modders of old retro ...
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Changing 2 bytes in a 16GB file - Hex editor or other recommendation needed [closed]

I'm looking to change 2 bytes in the header of a 16GB file on windows 7. I'm looking for a freeware solution to do this task once. I have tried a few hex editors from the superuser hex editor as ...
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How to batch truncate a file by a set amount of bytes?

I have ~300 files that need to be truncated (I need to remove a specified number of bytes from the beginning of the file). I can do it one by one using a hex file editor, but given the number of files ...
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How to see all the bits of a file?

I'm looking for a way to see all the bits of a file. I want to see all the 01's in my file, because I want to know what changes exactly happen when I edit a file using a closed-source application.
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Is there a working method for recreating a quicktime video resource fork?

A few years ago, I backed up a directory of family movies in quicktime format to my NAS. Unfortunately, only the data files went, and NOT the resource forks. Months later when I went to import those ...
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Search exe file for English words

I am trying to find out if there are open source components in an app I found online. I have skimmed the file in a Hex editor but can't spend the hours that would be required going line by line ...
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Notepad++ with HexEdit won't run in Windows 7

I use Notepad++ v5.9.6.2 (Unicode) on Windows 7 (64 bit) and I have installed the HEX-Editor v0.9.5 plugin. The problem is that only administrators now seem to be able to run Notepad++. With guests ...
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How can I automate some simple hex editing?

I've got a couple of games (free, but closed source) that I'm editing to alter a certain feature so its less annoying. It's essentially Paused - Sorry can't do anything! thing. I've messed around with ...
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Gimp file recovery

I need to recover some gimp files (*.xcf) from a damaged partition. I've tried testdisk to no avail. I have been able to recover files with scalpel. The process for doing this is by uncommenting the ...
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How to open first n bytes of file in hexadecimal and edit it?

I want to edit some .avi videos (cut them, to be precise) in VirtualDub but it failed to open the files. They are encoded in xvid, which I have installed, and play in KMPlayer without problem. Also, ...
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Why is my windows HDD write protected?

I am trying to modify the HDD that windows 7 is running on using WinHex. But after i edit a few bytes of the physical HDD, i cannot save the changes as it says my HDD is write protected and locked. ...
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Binary Visual Diff Tool for MacOS X

This might already be answered, but I did not find an answer that really matched my needs. I'm looking for a visual diff tool that can diff binary files. It was also OK if it was integrated into a ...
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Grapher: Edit Equations Without GUI

I'm trying to edit the equation of a Grapher file without opening the Grapher UI. I've gotten as far as knowing that I need a hex editor to do this. I can't, however, find my equation in that file to ...
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Something that can search and replace a hex string but for multiple files?

Hi I'm looking for a hex editor kind of thing but for multiple files? Can Windows Grep do this or does it only handle text strings?
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