FlexHEX lets you edit not only files but also drives, such as
floppy A or disk C. There are two kind of drives:
Physical drive is a real storage device, like a hard
disc or a flash card. The system can't use a physical drive directly
– you should partition it first, that is create one or more (up to four)
Logical drive is designated by a letter with a colon.
To be usable, a logical drive must be formatted and mounted
You can edit a drive with FlexHEX exactly the same way as you edit
a file. However there several differences:
- Unlike a file, a drive is a fixed-size stream.
It is not recommended to edit it in the Insert mode; if you do,
be careful and pay attention to the
- A drive has a single stream; the items you see in
the Stream Pane
are just views of the main stream. When you edit, say, MFT, you actually edit
the main stream. And as a result, drives have only one associated
Editing a logical or a physical drive is a dangerous operation, you
can easily lose all the data on the drive by doing that. Don't attempt
to edit a drive unless you completely understand what you are doing.