Convert binary file

Diez B. Roggisch deets at nospam.web.de
Mon Mar 17 22:53:11 CET 2008


Vamp4L schrieb:
> Hello,
>   Specifically, I'm trying to convert the Internet Explorer history
> file (index.dat) into a readable format.  Anyone done something
> similar or know of any functions that may help with such a task?  I'm
> not sure exactly what kind of file the index.dat is, it is some kind
> of binary file.  I have tried some of the binascii functions (http://
> docs.python.org/lib/module-binascii.html) without any luck.
>  Thanks

You have to have a definition of the format or reverse engineer it. If 
you have done that, you can use the module struct.

But there is no generic way to infer how a binary format is built.

Diez



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