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I find that PE Explorer has more features than other products I've tried, and it organizes those features nicely. I can find whatever I need to know about my executables with ease.

Clay Ruth,
Sargent & Lundy LLC

I find it to be VERY useful tool for DLL viewing and editing. Was surprised how easy to use it is compared to other tools out there. The UI is very intuitive with lots of cool features. Really good work!

Andrzej Jabłoński,
Lionbridge Technologies

Thanks for producing a great shareware product. Products like yours continue to show that quality software doesn't have to have Microsoft stamped on it.

Ron DeFulio

More praise for PE Explorer

Section Header Editor

PE Explorer enables you to view, extract, recalculate, or delete sections from the program body. You can change all the fields in the section header, or repair and restore the damaged section header settings.

The Section Editor lets you edit section names and size, restore lost values, repair sections' haracteristics, browse a file image dump. The built-in calculator will help you calculate the Size of Raw Data value.

Section Editor

At the top of the Section Editor, the values reported by the section header are displayed. In addition, two values are displayed which are pointers to the offset from the beginning of the data belonging to the given section. The first (Hdr Ptr to Raw Data), contains the value stored in the section header. The second (Abs Ptr to Raw Data), displays the real (absolute) value of offset. In the case of intact files, these values will be equal. There is also the Restore All button. This allows you to restore all the values modified during editing.

In some cases, for example after unpacking an executable file, the original values of sections' offsets to real data in the file appear to be lost. The sections' characteristics (one of the important parts of the section description, which defines behavior during operation of an executable file) also may be broken.

All this, both as a whole and separately, can be mirrored during correct execution of the file, or result in the complete destruction of validity.

Restoring lost values is not an easy task. In many respects it depends on intuition and supposition, and is practically impossible to completely automate the given process. The Section Editor allows you to facilitate a solution to these problems. In case of damaged characteristics, the Repair button allows you to automatically place flags, according to recommended values for the section of the given type.

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