Disk Viewer

Disk Viewer allows users to view the contents of connected drives on a sector's level in a hexadecimal, ASCII and Unicode representations. Disk Viewer for the selected disk can be launched from the main view as well as through the main menu bar. Shortcut is Ctrl-H.

Figure 1: NTFS Volume in Disk Viewer


KillDisk also offers a list of templates to help display volume structure on the disk by colored sections. Example above displays what happens when NTFS volume is opened in the Disk Viewer. In this case NTFS Boot Sector template has been attached automatically. Below is NTFS Boot Sector template details in Templates view.

Figure 2: NTFS Boot Sector Template View

Low-level Search

Disk Viewer has an advanced search feature for locating specific data in sectors while low-level disk scan. Click Find toolbar button to open Find Text dialog.

Find what
Input the characters you are searching for in ANSI, Hex or Unicode
Search direction
If you have an idea of where the data may be located specify where to search
Search for characters that do not correspond to the Find what parameter
Ignore case
Disables case-sensitivity in text search
Switch between Regular Expressions and Wildcards
Per block search
if you are familiar with the location of the data in the data block you can specify a search with an offset of the object to speed up the search process
Figure 3: Find Text Dialog


Disk Viewer's Navigate options simplify navigation on the disk. Click Navigate toolbar button to access these options, which are:

Go to offset
Jumps to the particular offset that needs to be entered manually in a decimal or hexadecimal form
Go to sector
Jumps to the particular sector or cluster on the disk
Partition table
Jumps to the sector where partition table is located
Particular partition
Lists all partitions and allows to jump to the boot sectors, to the beginning and to the end of any available partition
Figure 4: Disk Viewer Navigation Options