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File format reverse engineering, an introduction.

So you have a file that you know contains something good, if only you could read it. Your searching efforts for documentation proved fruitless, required a significant outlay or to sign a NDA. Looks like you are going to need to reverse engineer the file format so you can use it. Most applications tend to use custom file formats for various reasons. These files are usually containers where other files are kept or application data.  A hex editor (xvi32) and C compiler (VS2008) were used to discover the layout of the culprit file. Read the rest of this entry »

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