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Editing a .sav file

By ColdFusion1990
Aug 4, 2008
  1. I really need to edit a .sav (SPSS) file to display as today's date. The code in the file is ineligible and I desperately need to change the date within the coding of the file. Is there a program I can open this file in to change the date? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    P.S. The coding looks like this

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    gMfgbNb\ )EHE/DtHZ0+.6[oCCLD92*--j‰3i –   }K^ô „6#(#P%`cs(
    $_'%$(^5
    )
    #V8%VcH
    #(U*:`&Q6/VR  )"' M
    !(V, $\( _egFM-[I# $ORaJ`RQx `&++iMQ(}]M/5S&,!]#$`"beMQb_`\O)†hf`gK
    ?/c0%S"T^5
    'W=
    # [Uv% Y(iR+nSbKb&Q6/VR‚-')
    #(KQ[L[Ni
    P]Oe$e]K,CsC(&(Y$`cF%Y#aRQm'!&K‚
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Do you want the file properties to show as todays date: Created time/Modified time...
    Or do you want it to show once loaded?
     
  3. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    I actually have to submit it to a website that reads the file, not the "exterior." I've been able to have Windows see the start date and such as today's date, but am unable to edit the data within the file.
     
  4. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    So no, not the file properties, I want to change the actual code inside the file
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  6. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    I do I use the restorator and what will it do?
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    You can change just about anything in packed files

    Actually I had another, damn what was it?! I remember seeing the entire file in hex. That was it hex editor!, Now which one did I use?!
     
  8. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    The Restorator doesn't support .sav files. How do I use a hex editor to change the date?
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

  10. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    Which product do I use and how do I use it?... I want to thank you for your help btw
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I should have mentioned that, but you're soo quick, I just posted the link

    I'd say the no.1 best is WinHex (even though they say that it's not)

    Anyway download and run, open your file bla bla bla (you sound pretty smart!)

    Also it's licenced program stuff, ie you can't edit unless you pay!
    But... You can at least tell if it would work.

    Hey I like that game cheat one :)
    But I've got the rest already
     
  12. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 124

    Hm, I can't seem to get the code to transfer into something I might be able to interpret. Thank you very much for your help by the way. This is about as close as I have gotten to accomplishing this task, so thanks again :D
     
  13. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Too many view options to post in Winhex settings
    When I started using it (years and years ago) I just clicked on show this, do that; until finally it showed all the data, which I could edit. (ie date,name, you name it)

    Anyway that's all I know on this
    Although there was another program...
    nah just messing with yu, that's all :)
     
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