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by pTd
18 May 2011 14:32
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Save named view settings
Replies: 0
Views: 2646

Save named view settings

I would find it useful to save modified views as named settings available from the view menu. For instance my default view is 64 bytes, 16 byte groups, hex and text, but currently I modify this to 188 bytes per line, text, no hex, for examining .ts packet structure. This would be much easier if I co...
by pTd
22 Oct 2010 17:20
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Negative sector addresses
Replies: 1
Views: 2462

Negative sector addresses

I know goto is available and you have plans to add sector addressing, but could you allow negative numbers for the toolbar sector jump? So sector -1 would jump to the start of the end sector, -10 the start of the last 10 sectors etc. It need not continue to display negative, reverting to normal agai...
by pTd
24 Sep 2010 21:24
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Compare disks and files
Replies: 1
Views: 2766

Re: Compare disks and files

... or a section of disk and a file?
by pTd
02 Jul 2010 18:36
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: HxD: Place search and goto on toolbar
Replies: 5
Views: 8482

Re: HxD: Place search and goto on toolbar

... Actually you can set bookmarks with Ctrl+Shift+X and jump to a bookmark using Ctrl+X, where X is a number between 0 and 9. I plan to enhance bookmarks, like named bookmark list, jumping to next/prev bookmark ect. I've only just discovered this. Looks very useful. Will the planned enhancements a...
by pTd
27 Jun 2010 21:12
Forum: Bug Reports
Topic: Not a bug: Saving to NTFS compressed folder
Replies: 1
Views: 3774

Not a bug: Saving to NTFS compressed folder

HxD won't allow a disk image to be saved to an NTFS compressed folder. The free space containing the folder is less than the disk size, but the expectation is that the image will compress 'on the fly' to fit. I can save with a different tool, which provides the option to proceed despite not fitting....
by pTd
21 Jun 2010 00:40
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Exploring mostly blank drives
Replies: 6
Views: 5029

Re: Exploring mostly blank drives

... Regarding NTFS compression I just came across comments saying that it has issues with large files, leading to corruption. Of course it wouldn't help in skipping blank sectors, that's what grep was meant for (I am aware it's nothing but a temporary solution). Having looked further into VHD I'm n...
by pTd
18 Jun 2010 19:12
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: compressed disk image
Replies: 4
Views: 3558

Re: compressed disk image

Another old application called Selfimage uses bzip2 as an option. My example 160GB drive mentioned in the other thread compresses directly to about 12MB, further zipping to about 4MB. Undoubtedly it's a good option for large blank spaces. I don't think it's supported any longer, but it is open source.
by pTd
18 Jun 2010 18:23
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Background Colors
Replies: 6
Views: 5736

Re: Background Colors

I've used the 'Open disk image..' option to examine fixed length records. No highlighting, but if you regard the records as sectors, you can set the sector size in your case to 256 and get a division line between each record. You can also navigate quickly a record at a time using the skip buttons.
by pTd
17 Jun 2010 20:33
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Exploring mostly blank drives
Replies: 6
Views: 5029

Re: Exploring mostly blank drives

Purely for convenience I'm trying to avoid using command line tools, or tools requiring a separate boot disc, and the Windows versions of dd I've used so far don't scan the whole drive. They seem to be based on CHS partitioning and don't map one to one with the LBA address, leaving typically the top...
by pTd
17 Jun 2010 11:53
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Host Protected Areas
Replies: 3
Views: 5787

Re: Host Protected Areas

Yes it does seem that the BIOS can tamper with these settings without prompting, fortunately mine doesn't. It's only been a problem where I've used an old Windows drive in a non-Windows environment. I've since discovered that Windows has a built-in command line tool diskpart.exe, which can clear acc...
by pTd
16 Jun 2010 20:11
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Exploring mostly blank drives
Replies: 6
Views: 5029

Re: Exploring mostly blank drives

I hadn't used the ram editor before, but yes having just tried it, that's just what I had in mind. I probably wouldn't ever need to expand the blank sections however. Perhaps all I really need is some form of sector bookmarking. Search for non-zero byte was really a poor alternative for blank skippi...
by pTd
16 Jun 2010 15:53
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: compressed disk image
Replies: 4
Views: 3558

Re: compressed disk image

I've seen ZLib used in one disk imager. It's apparently good for stream-type compression.
by pTd
16 Jun 2010 15:41
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Exploring mostly blank drives
Replies: 6
Views: 5029

Re: Exploring mostly blank drives

To expand further, what I have in mind is a simple compression scheme where each sequence of blank sectors gets represented in the image file by just 2 sector images. The first is a representative blank sector which acts as a marker for the sequence. The second contains the total number of sectors i...
by pTd
16 Jun 2010 14:45
Forum: Feature and Enhancement Requests
Topic: Done: Export selection to a binary file without using clipboard
Replies: 5
Views: 5799

Block selection in sector units

Saving selected sector blocks directly to file would be useful. At the moment you can only copy and paste within the limits of user memory, if I understand correctly.