I want to get data by analysing the binary format of a file

Acer / Travelmate 5720
May 9, 2012 at 18:31:20
Specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 2.201 GHz / 1013 MB
How to analyse the binary format of a file?

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#1
May 9, 2012 at 22:54:11
What do you want to determine about the file?. That is where you start.

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#2
May 10, 2012 at 05:04:37
Use a hex editor. Look at the file. Do your analysis.

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#3
May 10, 2012 at 18:49:09
Using the Hex editor, how to find the different parameters and their values that are normally found in all files say e.g., .wav, .flv,.mov,.xls, etc.,

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#4
May 10, 2012 at 19:03:40
Do an Internet search for information on the file types you are interested in. This is too complex to cover in a forum post.

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#5
May 11, 2012 at 10:15:27
If you don't understand the file format to start with you're not going to get far.

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#6
May 11, 2012 at 21:08:43
Dear Friends,

Let me put it this way: What are the general, common parameters for any file

extension and how to trace/find them in the binary format of a file ?


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#7
May 11, 2012 at 21:57:58
"What are the general, common parameters for any file extension?"

There really aren't any.

Each file type is different. The parameters are different and the methods of locating them are all different. Do an Internet search for the file formats of the file types in question and you will understand.


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#8
May 15, 2012 at 10:29:34
Use the
file
command. Well known filetypes have consistent header and footer bytes. This command looks at those headers and footers and determines the filetype based on what it finds.

Tony


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