"Since the disk sector editing cannot write under Win95/98/NT, does not
support disks larger than 8 Gigs, does not support SCSI disks, etc., etc.,
and was never widely used, we have no plans to update/enhance it."
I rarely use disk sector editing. Actually I just recently needed in to recover data from a file which I allowed to be overwritten by a file of the same name which I was copying from another directory.
I use vpw exclusively now and when I went to its menu and found disk sector editing was unavailable in vpw I was just a little surprised.
I accept the decision not to offer disk sector EDITING in vpw if it was not widely used. However disk sector browsing and copying and pasting to a vpw buffer or else where should, I humbly imagine, be less of a problem to impliment.
Rather than use VEDIT.exe I discovered WINHEX (http://www.sf-soft.de/winhex/) - a 32bit GUI shareware app, which did the job and impressed me.