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Active Disk Editor v6.0.37      

Size:   14.73MB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Visit Website | More Programs

Release Date:   2015-07-14

Submit Date:   2015-07-30

OS:  Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   2892

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You may want to view the raw data on file contents, disk partitions or physical disks for one reason or another. Active@ Disk Editor, as its name shows, will not only help you view the code your system uses to interact with you but also edit the data if you want. The powerful software is compatible with almost all types of storage units, including physical disks, disk image files and logical drives. It displays information in both text and binary formats simultaneously.

Features:

  • Enhanced template view
  • Side-by-side data compare and edit
  • Comprehensive exFAT support
  • Field coloring
  • Fast navigation points
  • Quick disk info
  • Unicode support
  • Search and fast navigation

Using Active@ Disk Editor

The free disk editor's user interface is not too complicated although it is better suited for advanced users. It displays content in Hex mode, but you can view the same data in separate panes in Unicode and ASCII formats.

To open a disk, we needed to select it in Recovery Explorer first and then use different methods to open it. For example, we could click the 'Open in Disk Editor Button' or access the same function via the 'Actions' or context menus. Alternatively, we could simply use the ctrl+H keyboard shortcut.

The editor applied the most appropriate template to display the content. It displayed address fields as hyperlinks, which made it easy to jump to required locations. The Navigate menu also allowed us to go to required sectors quickly.

At the same time, the Go to Offset and Go to Sector commands enabled us to go directly to specific locations after inputting necessary information.

If you want to edit the displayed content, you must activate the edit function either via the Edit menu or press ctrl+Alt+E. The Edit menu contains various commands you can use during editing, which have their corresponding keyboard shortcuts.

Disk Editor gave us access to other important tools. The Data Inspector read data at the current cursor position and interpreted the information in various ways. Bookmarks stored the current cursor position, which made it easy to jump back to the position later.

The process of opening files was similar to that of disks, but we had different functions. For example, we had the Inspect File Record command, which allowed us to open File MFT entry.

Conclusion

Active@ Disk Editor is a handy tool for viewing and editing raw data on disks, partitions or files. It is especially important when you perform a disk scan and find several partition records at the same location. You can use it to determine the partition you want to restore. However, you must be absolutely sure of the changes you make considering you cannot undo them.

Software Product Description

Disk Editor is advanced tool for viewing and editing sectors of Physical Disks, Partitions and contents of any file type.
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