I used ollydbg to look at the disassembly of a binary I made to get some practice with reversing. When I close Olly, and then reopen it after a crash, the assembly window is at a different location. How do I search for my comments to jump back to where I was working? I've tried ctrl-g to search for them, but that only seems to search through the assembly code itself.


Searching for user comments can be done like this:

OllyDbg V1

Right Click >> Search for >> User-defined comment

OllyDbg V2

Right Click >> Search for >> All user comments

It is not guaranteed that your comments were saved since OllyDbg won't save, just for an example, comments on a dynamic allocated code.

For the next time, I suggest you to use an external plugin to export and then import your comments. Back in the days I used LabelMaster for this task.

On a personal note, I highly recommend to use x64dbg which is an active open-source project, unlike Ollydbg which is absolutely outdated. Moreover, x64dbg is inspired by OllyDbg so you should not have too many problems with migrating to it.

Here are some resources:

For the record, you can list your defined comments in x64dbg by pressing Ctrl + Alt + C or by clicking the "View" menu and choosing "Comments".

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.