I have been working with IDA lately and like it a lot; However one thing keeps bothering me. When I dissasemble a file quite a lot of the code is shown as data. I know I can change the data to code via the 'c' key but there is a problem with this. It works out ok for specific places in the file I want to look at but searches for API calls and other things are missed because much of the file is being represented as data not code.
I hope I am just missing something obvious and easy to get all, or at least large portions, of the file changed to code quickly for these searches.
And thanks to everyone on the message board. I don't post much but I have been learning lots. Thanks.