The lowest part of the FlexHEX window is called status bar and contains several useful indicators.
This field displays various informational messages, such as operation in progress,
quick help for menu items, and so on.
When FlexHEX performs a lengthy operation, this field shows the operation progress.
If there is an active selection, this indicator shows the size of the selected area.
If no data is selected, it displays the size of the stream (i.e.
drive) being edited.
When FlexHEX is in the Insert mode, deleting or entering data moves the rest of
the stream up or down. This will almost certainly corrupt a logical or physical
many binary files also contain position-based data fields. This indicator gives you
a warning sign if some part of the original stream changed its location as a result of
an editing operation.
All unchanged original data blocks retain their original position.
At least one block of the original data has been moved to a different location.
Grayed indicator (as on the screenshot above) means the stream is
non-sparse. If you edit a very small
locked file, you might see the indicator RESIDENT
in this field. It means that NTFS keeps the file content in the file's MFT record,
so the file does not occupy disk space.
The three possible states for this indicator are UNCHANGED,
MODIFIED, and READ-ONLY,
which are self-explanatory.
In the default Overwrite mode the data being entered overwrites the existing
data at the current position. When the Insert mode is active, the program moves
the data at the current position to make place for the text being entered.
Pressing the Insert key toggles the Insert/Overwrite mode.