The Bockread and BockWrite 2 part question. the first how do I get the value of the data in the buffer, is it a Integer or string I know it ia a bite but how to read the number. (need to do soom fine file manipulation. Second question- The blockread and blockwrite how do I use them for one bite Read/Write. I'v looked in Delphi2 developers guide and studied the example but still got lost on it. Need Examples.