• [VOICENWS] SW: New DFSee BETA with BROWSING and direct access to IMZ

    From VOICE News Service@1:3634/1000 to All on Saturday, November 12, 2016 10:33:52

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    From: jvwDESPAM@DESPAMdfsee.com

    FYI, DFSee version 14 BETA vailable for evaluation

    With the beta released today, it is possible to access compressed imagefiles (IMZ)
    as normal partitions or disks, and amlthough read-only, it still allows you to COPY any
    individual files or whole directories from such images, using the BROWSE functionality.

    It will allow you to browse through most filesystems, and view/edit/copy individual files.
    You can also MARK several files and copy/recover all of them to a safe place.

    For a quick test, just start DFSee and use the menu:

    File ->
    Browse IMZ compressed image

    Or, for example from an OS/2 commanline, to copy some files from a backup image:

    dfsos2 imz mybackup.imz

    Feel free to try out these new features, with the beta that can be downloaded from:


    For OS/2, you can also use the WARPIN installer:


    And for Windows:


    You can use those without a key, in evaluation mode.

    However, if you planned to upgrade your DFSee registration anyway, there is NO need
    to wait for the official 14.x release, all registration keys issued after the 1st of october 2016 are valid for version 14!

    At the moment the BROWSE function quite useful for accessing files that may be hard to get to otherwise, like:

    - Copying files from a partition or disk backup in compressed imagefiles (IMZ)
    - Copying photo files from an ExFAT formatted SD-card, using OS/2
    - Copy one or more files from another filesystem like EXT4 from OS/2 or Windows
    - Copy HPFS files from Linux or Windows
    - Edit your Windows boot.ini file from OS/2 or a bootable DOS
    - and many more ...

    Browse is supported for the following filesystems: HPFS, JFS, NTFS, FAT(32), ExFAT, EXT2/3/4

    Another enhancement under consideration is direct access the VirtualBox .VDI disk files,
    so you could extract files from that without needing VirtualBox at all ...

    Please have a go at the current functionality in the BETA, and let me know what
    you think.
    Just start DFSee as usual, then start browsing using the key, or use the various menu
    items that give access to BROWSE.

    Use the key whenever you are unsure in any way, there is lots of context aware
    HELP available explaining shortcut keys, menu items and dialogs. Also, don't forget the single
    line with help/description at the bottom of the screen!

    Feedback highly appreciated!

    Regards, JvW

    DFSee Home: http://www.dfsee.com; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee - mailto://info@dfsee.com

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