Viewing and Editing Objects

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YOU MUST BE ABSOLUTELY SURE OF WHAT AND WHERE YOU ARE WRITING!

Or you may completely lose all your data.

Before you can physically write anything on a disk, you need to enable writing.

To enable writing,

1On the R-Studio main panel, select Enable Write on the Tools menu
>The Editable: status will change to Yes from Read Only.

Now the object can be edited.

To view/edit an object,

1Control-click the object and select View/Edit on the contextual menu, or

Select the object and select View/Edit on the File menu

>A Text/hexadecimal Editor panel will appear

Click to expand/collapse R-Studio Text/Hexadecimal editor

Panel view options

You may set which panels and bars to enable/disable.

Click to expand/collapse To enable/disable:

2View the information and make necessary changes

Select Enable Write on the Tools menu if you want to save changes.

Viewing

There are up to four tabs showing the data in different representations. Actual number of tabs depends on the object and property being viewed/edited.

Std

Exact attribute data. If the attribute is compressed, R-Studio decompresses it prior to showing.

Unlimited

Exact attribute data + free space of last cluster. If the attribute is compressed, R-Studio decompresses it prior to showing.

Direct

Actual data written on the disk. If the attribute is not compressed, it coincides with the Std representation.

Allocation

Resident part of the attribute.

You may view data in 4 various code pages: ANSI/OEM/UNICODE/UNICODE+ by s witching on/off the respective code pages in the Code pages buttons or select the appropriate code pages on the View menu.

Patterns or Templates

You may select a pattern according to which the data will be parsed and shown in the parsed data pane. The Data Interpreter shows the data selected on the Template pane in various representation.

You may find the next or previous data that matches the pattern signature on the disk. Control-click the right pane of the editor and select either Find Template Signature Next or Find Template Signature Previous on the contextual menu. You may also select these items on the Edit menu.

You may also create your own patterns to parse data from various objects.

Navigating

Text/hexadecimal Editor gives you various ways to navigate into an object. See the Navigating through an Object for more details.

Filling an area with a pattern

To fill an area with a pattern, select Fill on the Edit menu, and specify the pattern and area on the Fill dialog box.

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Fill dialog box

Click to expand/collapse Fill options

3Click the Save Changes button to save the changes, or

Select Save Changes on the Edit menu

>Viewer/Editor will save the changes on the object

YOU MUST BE ABSOLUTELY SURE OF WHAT AND WHERE YOU ARE WRITING!

Or you may completely lose all your data.

Selecting and saving an area in the Viewer/Editor

You may select an area in the Viewer/Editor panel and save it as a file.

To select and save an area in the Viewer/Editor panel,

1Control-click the beginning of the selection and select Select From on the contextual menu.
2Control-click the end of the selection and select Select To on the contextual menu

Click to expand/collapse Other ways to select an area

If you need to select an entire object, select Select All on the Tools menu

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Select dialog box

2Select an appropriate item in the Tools menu to save the data in a required format and specify its file name

Select:

Save to Binary File...

to save the data in the binary format (default extension is .bin)

Save to Hexadecimal File

to save the data in the binary format (default extension is .hex)

on the Tools menu.

If you select an existing file, R-Studio will ask you if you want to append or overwrite the file.

If a remote computer is connected for Data Recovery over Network, the Save as... dialog box will appear when you select a place to save the data. You may save it to the local or remote computer.

>Viewer/Editor will save the data in the file

Loading data from an external file

You may load a data from a file and overwrite an area of the object opened in the Viewer/Editor panel.

To load binary data from a file and overwrite an area of the object opened in the Viewer/Editor panel,

1Select an area to overwrite and select Load from File... on the Tools menu

If a remote computer is connected for Data Recovery over Network, the Open as Binary File dialog box will appear when you select a place to open the data file from. You may open it from the local or remote computer.

2Select the necessary file and load the data.
>The area in the Viewer/Editor will be overwritten with the new data.