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(File)


File Menu: [File operations and open disk/partitions]

Log new output to file ...

From main menu: File -> Log new output to file ...

Open a logfile for all screen output to come, append if file exists

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This will present a 'file-save-as' dialog with a suggested
    filename in the current directory.  You can change the name
    and navigate to other volumes, directories and even create
    a new directory for the logfile.

    All information that goes to the screen will be appended
    to the specified file as well.

    When the specified filename in the dialog ends in a '^' character,
    the program will automatically number new logfiles sequentially, by
    appending '001' .. '999' to that filename, and selecting the first
    one that does NOT exist yet (see automatic logfile numbering).

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    Press <F1> again for more help; Some options may require switching to 'Expert mode'

   



Open a whole Disk

From main menu: File -> Open a whole Disk

Open disk selected by submenu, work on partition tables, LVM info and more

Menu item screenshot(s)


    On selection this will open a submenu containing all physical
    and virtual disks known to DFSee.

    Selecting one of these will open it for further use and display
    the first sector of the disk, the MBR with a partition-table

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Selection of this item leads to a dynamic created submenu, to select a disk to be used

Open single partition F6

From main menu: File -> Open single partition F6

Open a single partition selected by submenu, work on the filesystem inside

Menu item screenshot(s)


    On selection this will open a submenu containing all partitions
    on all the disks known to DFSee.

    The partitions are grouped per physical/virtual disk

    Selecting one of these will open it for further use and set
    the 'base' values to the start and end of the partition.
    Logical sector number 0 (LSN 0) will represent the first
    sector in the real partition (bootsector)

    After opening the partition, its bootsector will be displayed.

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    Press <F1> again for more help; Some options may require switching to 'Expert mode'

   


Selection of this item leads to a dynamic created submenu, to select a partition to be used


Create a QUERY report ...

From main menu: File -> Create a QUERY report ...

Generate an email/news friendly QUERY report with disk and partition info

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This will generate a short QUERY report, with a line-length
    and size that allows it to be easily included in an email or
    newsgroup posting showing the most relevant disk and partition
    information when you request for help ...

    It will present a 'file-save-as' dialog with a suggested
    filename in the current directory.  You can change the name
    and navigate to other volumes, directories and even create
    a new directory for the logfile.

    When a logfile is currently open, it will be closed and
    then reopened after the QUERY has completed.

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Save screen to file F4

From main menu: File -> Save screen to file F4

Save all text in text-output window to an ASCII file (could be large!)


    This will present a 'file-save-as' dialog with a suggested
    filename in the current directory.  You can change the name
    and navigate to other volumes, directories and even create
    a new directory for the logfile.

    All information that is currently present in the scrollable
    text window, will be written to the selected/specified file.

    Note: The file will be overwritten when it exists already.

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    Press <F1> again for more help; Some options may require switching to 'Expert mode'

   



Exit c-Q

From main menu: File -> Exit c-Q

Exit the DFSee program


    On selection this will exit the program, and return to the
    evironment that started it. This may be the operating system
    commandline, desktop or even another program.

    When DFSee was started in 'SHELL' mode, this selection
    will be disabled.

    Shell mode is most often used to prevent access to the operating
    system, or perhaps the operating system command interpreter is not
    available at all (example: using DFSOS2.EXE as protshell in OS/2).

    You can force program-exit using the <Alt> + ` (back-quote) keys,
    but the effect is unpredictable ...

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