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. User is able to launch Disk Viewer from the main view as well as through the main menu bar. Shortcut is Ctrl-H.

Figure 1: Starting a Disk Viewer
Figure 2: NTFS Volume is opened in Disk Viewer

KillDisk also offers a list of templates to help display the organization of the sectors 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, and below is NTFS Boot Sector template details in Templates View.

Figure 3: NTFS Boot Sector Template Details

The Disk Viewer also includes a Find feature for locating specific data in the low-level disk View

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 the search
Select between Regular Expressions and Wildcards
Per block search
To speed up the search process (if you are familiar with the location of the data in the data block) you may specify a search with an offset of the object
Figure 4: Finding Data

Disk Viewer's Navigate feature allows:

Go to Offset
Jumps to the particular offset that needs to be entered manually in a decimal or hexadecimal format
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 5: Disk Viewer Navigation Options