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(Image)


Image Menu: [Image operations, create, restore, browse]

Browse IMZ compressed image ...

From main menu: Image -> Browse IMZ compressed image ...

Open a compressed (IMZ) image, and start BROWSE for file viewing or copying


    On selection this will open a 'file-open' dialog listing the
    COMPRESSED imagefiles (*.IMZ) present in the current directory.

    The file-dialog has controls to let you change the volume,
    directory and selection-wildcard to allow easy selection
    of any file accessible through a drive-letter.

    Selecting one of these will open it for BROWSING, either:

      - For an image with a FILESYSTEM (partition, volume),
        present a filemanager like display for the ROOT directory

      - For an image with a complete PARTITIONED DISK,
        present a list of all partitions (not just this image!),
        and after selection one partition, starts a BROWSE
        session for the contained filesystem, if any.

    Using BROWSE, you can selectively COPY files from a compressed
    image, making these a good alternative for other backup solutions.

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

   



Open dsk/part/ISO imagefile ...

From main menu: Image -> Open dsk/part/ISO imagefile ...

Open IMZ, RAW or ISO imagefile for analysis and browsing only, no restore!


    On selection this will open a 'file-open' dialog listing the
    RAW or COMPRESSED imagefiles present in the current directory.

    The file-dialog has controls to let you change the volume,
    directory and selection-wildcard to allow easy selection
    of any file accessible through a drive-letter.

    Selecting one of these will open it for further use and display
    the first sector of the imagefile.

    This is most useful to open PARTITION imagefiles, containing a
    filesystem, that can then be BRWOSED, or analysed on other ways

    Using BROWSE, you can selectively COPY files from a compressed
    partition image (.IMZ), making these a good alternative for
    other backup solutions.

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

   



Create new imagefile(s)

From main menu: Image -> Create new imagefile(s)

Save disk/partition contents to compressed IMAGE-files, supports removables


    This submenu contains all menu-items related to creating IMAGES
    from objects like Disks, Partitions, Volumes or other Images.

    Imaging will make a sector-by-sector exact copy from the object
    to a binary file, which can either be RAW or compressed.

    RAW images are often used for bootable diskette-images, while
    compressed images are good for backup purposes and can also be
    stored in multiple-files, each limited to a certain size to
    allow storage of the files on removable media like CD or DVD.
    Note that DFSee itself does NOT contain CD-burning software!

    SMART imaging helps in reducing the size of compressed images
    by skipping unused areas on the disk or partition completely.

    When creating an image backup for recovery purposes, where you
    want ALL sectors of a disk/partition to be represented in the
    image, make sure you do NOT specify the '-S' option.

    So, if you use the dialog do NOT change the default of:

           (x) Compressed
    to
           (x) Smart comp

    This way, deleted files or damaged filesystem structures will
    be part of the image and could be recovered from it later.

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

   


from a Disk

From main menu: Image -> Create new imagefile(s) -> from a Disk

Create RAW or Compressed imagefile from current or to-be-selected Disk


    This will create one or more IMAGE files for (all or part of)
    a disk, to be selected in the next dialog ...

    Context sensitive help within the dialog will be related to the FILE
    dialog when in that area, and specific to imaging in the rest ...

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

    


from a Partition

From main menu: Image -> Create new imagefile(s) -> from a Partition

Create RAW or Compressed imagefile from current or to-be-selected Partition


    This will create one or more IMAGE files for (al or part of)
    a partition, to be selected in the next dialog ...

    Context sensitive help within the dialog will be related to the FILE
    dialog when in that area, and specific to imaging in the rest ...

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

    


Restore imagefile(s)

From main menu: Image -> Restore imagefile(s)

Restore (or Compare/Verify) compressed imagefiles to a disk or partition


    This submenu contains all menu-items related to RESTORING or
    COMPARING images to objects like Disks, Partitions, Volumes
    or other Images.

    Images are sector-by-sector exact copies from an object
    in a binary file, which can either be RAW or compressed.

    RAW images are often used for bootable diskette-images, while
    compressed images are good for backup purposes.

    Compressed images can be stored in multiple-files, each limited
    to a certain size to allow storage of the files on removable
    media like CD-R/RW or DVD-R/RW.

     - RESTORE writes back data from the image to the (disk) object
     - COMPARE will check image data agains the data in the object
     - VERIFY  will only check the imagefile integrity, using CRC

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

   


to a Disk

From main menu: Image -> Restore imagefile(s) -> to a Disk

Restore RAW or Compressed imagefile to current or to-be-selected Disk


    This will RESTORE an imagefile or COMPARE an imagefile to (all or part of)
    a physical or virtual disk, to be selected in the next dialog ...

    Context sensitive help within the dialog will be related to the FILE
    dialog when in that area, and specific to imaging in the rest ...

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

    


to a Partition

From main menu: Image -> Restore imagefile(s) -> to a Partition

Restore RAW or Compressed imagefile to current or to-be-selected Partition


    This will RESTORE an imagefile or COMPARE an imagefile to (all or part of)
    a partition, to be selected in the next dialog ...

    Context sensitive help within the dialog will be related to the FILE
    dialog when in that area, and specific to imaging in the rest ...

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

    


Show info for an image ...

From main menu: Image -> Show info for an image ...

Show embedded header information for an IMZ compressed image, or size of RAW

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This will display information from the embedded header for a
    DFSee IMZ compressed imagefile (single or one of a multi-file).

    For other files, like RAW images, it will just show the size

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

   



Open a VDI (VBox) diskimage ...

From main menu: Image -> Open a VDI (VBox) diskimage ...

Open a VirtualBox (VDI) image, creating a new DISK, or add snapshot to DISK


    On selection this will open a 'file-open' dialog listing the
    VirtualBox diskimage (*.VDI) present in the current directory.

    The file-dialog has controls to let you change the volume,
    directory and selection-wildcard to allow easy selection
    of any file accessible through a drive-letter.

    For a VBox BASE VDI, this will add it as a new DISK, from
    which you can select a partition, and start a BROWSE session.

    For a (matching) SNAPSHOT VDI, it will automatically ADD this
    to the corresponding BASE VDI disk. To add a complete virtual
    disk, you should first open the BASE VDI, then all snapshots
    in the correct order, oldest to newest.

    When a snapshot VDI selected does NOT match any of the already
    opened BASE VDI disks, it will be opened as if it was a BASE

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

   



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