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Scripts Menu: [Run analysis, recovery or standard scripts]

Run DFSee script ...

From main menu: Scripts -> Run DFSee script ...

Run a DFSee script from a '*.DFS' file, like a recovery scenario

Menu item screenshot(s)


    On selection this will open a 'file-open' dialog listing the
    DFSee script files 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 run the selected script.

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

   



Make Puppy64 boot (USB) disk

From main menu: Scripts -> Make Puppy64 boot (USB) disk

Create a bootable USB-stick (or disk) with DFSee-Xenial64 7.5 PUPPY Linux


    This will prepare the selected disk for use as a BOOTABLE one,
    with one or two FAT32 partitions, containing a Xenialpup64 7.5
    64-bit PUPPY Linux based desktop that is a fully functional Linux,
    including networking, web-browser, email, and word-processing.

    (If you have a 32-bit CPU, use the regular DFSPUPPY image instead)

    This PUPPY version can boot using either an UEFI or a classic BIOS
    but REQUIRES a 64-bit CPU to run ...

    Most important though, it has the DFSee application installed and
    integrated into the desktop, with icons for:

       - Start DFSee in a smallish window, for low resolution screens
       - Start DFSee in a large window, for higher resolution screens
         (can be resized with the mouse, click in window to refresh)

       - Web-browser link to the DFSee homepage

       - The 'Documentation' directory, with PDF and TXT help files

       - The 'Home' directory, which is the root of the USB stick,
         and the preferred place to store images and logfiles.

       - A 'Midnight Commander' icon that starts MC with the 'home'
         directory on the stick on the left, and the DFSee install
         directory on the right

    The files stored in the 'home' directory (path: '/mnt/home')
    are easily available after shutting down the system, since they
    are in the root (or subdirectory like /dfsee) of the stick, and
    can be read on any computer compatible with FAT32

    Unlike the older 'DFSUSB32' stick, NOTHING needs to be copied
    to the stick after creating it from the menu, everything is in
    the supplied imagefile 'dfspuppy.imz'

    Better yet, if the DFSee version creating the stick is registred,
    that registration will carry over to the stick as well.

    NOTE: Due to the size of the dfspuppy image (over 250Mb) it
          is NOT INCLUDED in the standard DFSee distributions!
          You need to download the file manually from:

          https://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfspuppy.imz

          You can download it manually, or use the DFSGETPY script:

          Help->Program Updates / Downloads ->
             Get DFSPUPPY Xenial64 7.5 IMZ
          Which will download to the standard DOWNLOAD location for
          your OS, or when not there, prompt you for a directory.

    This menu item uses the 'dfspuppy.dfs' script to do the actual work.

    When no 'dfspup64.imz' is found in the OS standard DOWNLOAD location
    a File-Open dialog will be presented to locate the image file

    It can work with sticks/disks from 1Gb to hundreds of gigabytes,
    but USB sticks from 1 to 64Gb in size usually work best.

    On disk sizes above 64Gb, a second FAT32 data partition is created.

    For additional information, see the 'dfspuppy.txt' documentation file.

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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 disk to be used

Make Puppy boot (USB) disk

From main menu: Scripts -> Make Puppy boot (USB) disk

Create a bootable USB-stick (or disk) with DFSee-slacko 6.3.2 PUPPY Linux


    This will prepare the selected disk for use as a BOOTABLE one,
    with one or two FAT32 partitions, containing a Slacko 6.3.2
    PUPPY Linux based desktop that is a fully functional Linux,
    including networking, web-browser, email, and word-processing.

    Most important though, it has the DFSee application installed and
    integrated into the desktop, with icons for:

       - Start DFSee in a smallish window, for low resolution screens
       - Start DFSee in a large window, for higher resolution screens
         (can be resized with the mouse, click in window to refresh)

       - Web-browser link to the DFSee homepage

       - The 'Documentation' directory, with PDF and TXT help files

       - The 'Home' directory, which is the root of the USB stick,
         and the preferred place to store images and logfiles.

       - A 'Midnight Commander' icon that starts MC with the 'home'
         directory on the stick on the left, and the DFSee install
         directory on the right

    The files stored in the 'home' directory (path: '/mnt/home')
    are easily available after shutting down the system, since they
    are in the root (or subdirectory like /dfsee) of the stick, and
    can be read on any computer compatible with FAT32

    Unlike the older 'DFSUSB32' stick, NOTHING needs to be copied
    to the stick after creating it from the menu, everything is in
    the supplied imagefile 'dfspuppy.imz'

    Better yet, if the DFSee version creating the stick is registred,
    that registration will carry over to the stick as well.

    NOTE: Due to the size of the dfspuppy image (over 250Mb) it
          is NOT INCLUDED in the standard DFSee distributions!       You need to download the file manually from:

          https://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfspuppy.imz

          You can download it manually, or use the DFSGETPY script:

          Help->Program Updates / Downloads ->
             Get DFSPUPPY Slacko 6.3.2 IMZ
          Which will download to the standard DOWNLOAD location for
          your OS, or when not there, prompt you for a directory.

    This menu item uses the 'dfspuppy.dfs' script to do the actual work.

    When no 'dfspuppy.imz' is found in the OS standard DOWNLOAD location
    a File-Open dialog will be presented to locate the image file

    It can work with sticks/disks from 1Gb to hundreds of gigabytes,
    but USB sticks from 1 to 32Gb in size usually work best.

    On disk sizes above 32Gb, a second FAT32 data partition is created.

    For additional information, see the 'dfspuppy.txt' documentation file.

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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 disk to be used


Make FAT32 Data (USB) disk

From main menu: Scripts -> Make FAT32 Data (USB) disk

Partition +format USB-stick (or disk) with a FAT32 data partition/filesystem

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This prepares the selected disk or USB stick for use as data disk.
    There will be a single primary FAT32 partition, including LVM info.

    This should make the resulting disk/stick compatible with most
    operating systems including Windows and OS/2 (or eComStation).

    Its main use is to create USB-sticks for data exchange.

    It can be applied to larger external USB disks as well.
    You WILL get a warning if the disk is larger than 64Gb,
    but this can safely be ignored when it is your intention
    to use a larger disk as a single FAT32 data storage.

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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 disk to be used

Make FAT16 Data (USB) disk

From main menu: Scripts -> Make FAT16 Data (USB) disk

Partition +format USB-stick with FAT16 filesystem (size limited to 2GB max!)


    This prepares the selected disk or USB stick for use as data disk.
    There will be a single primary FAT16 partition, including LVM info.

    This should make the resulting disk/stick compatible with most
    operating systems including Windows and OS/2 (or eComStation).

    Its main use is to create USB-sticks up to 2Gb for data exchange.

    For disks larger than 2Gb you need to use the FAT32 variant.

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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 disk to be used


Analyse filesystems (CHECK)

From main menu: Scripts -> Analyse filesystems (CHECK)

Create DFSCHECK analysis files, checking for most filesystem related issues


    This will perform a check on all supported partitions by running
    the corresponding DOxxxx.DFS script on it, and creating extensive
    information about the specified partition(s) in a logfile.

    This is often referred to as the 'DFSCHECK procedure'

    The action will result in several files for every partition:

         DFSCxxxx.Pnn       verbose analysis information and logfile
         DFSCxxxx.Bnn       single sector binary image of bootsector
         DFSCxxxx.Inn       compressed small image of FS start area

         where the 'xxxx'   is the filesystem-name like 'FAT' and
                   'nn'     is the DFSee partition-ID for the partition

    The most important data-structures for the partition will be shown,
    with the bootsector as a bare minimum.

    Most filesystem specific scripts will display:

      - some superblock or meta-information
      - location and some contents of the ROOT directory
      - a display of allocation information     (ALLOC)
      - an allocation-integrity report          (CHECK)
      - a layout for the start of the partition (SLT)

    You can choose to run it on a single, or on ALL partitions.

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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 , including 'ALL partitions'

Full Analyse disks (support)

From main menu: Scripts -> Full Analyse disks (support)

Create DFSDISK analysis for MISSING partitions (real SLOW, on request only)


   The resulting files from this may be requested by DFSee email support!

    This will make backups of all important partitioning information,
    including deleted/damaged ones, and create extensive information
    about the specified disk(s) and partitions in a logfile.

    This is often referred to as the 'DFSDISK analysis procedure'
    From the menu you can select a specific disk, or all of them.

    The action will result in SEVEN files for every physical disk:

         DFSDISK?.SKx       verbose analysis information and logfile
         DFSDISK?.PDx       saved partitioning information (PSAVE)
         DFSDISK?.SNx       list of sectornumbers for found sectors
         DFSDISK?.BNx       binary file with related sector-data
         DFSDISK?.IMx       compressed imagefile, with start of disk
         DFSDISK?.MBx       RAW image with the MBR sector for the disk
         DFSFAST?.XMx       Partition desriptions in XML format

         where the 'x' is the disk-number for the physical disk
               and '?' is a letter based on the DFSee version.
             d = DOS, o = OS/2, w = Windows, l = Linux m=macOS

    Note: A different basefilename from DFSDISK? can be specified in
          the DFSDISK dialog, together with several other parameters.

    The whole disk will be searched for any partition-table sectors
    (MBR/EBR), bootsectors or LVM-information sectors. This will find
    almost all deleted partitions, or missing ones after the partition
    tables have been damaged.

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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 disk to be used , including 'ALL disks'

Fast Analyse disks (support)

From main menu: Scripts -> Fast Analyse disks (support)

Create DFSFAST analysis for EXISTING partitions (required for email support)


   The resulting files from this may be REQUIRED for DFSee email support!

    This will make backups of all important partitioning information,
    for EXISTING partitions (not deleted/missing ones), and create info
    about the specified disk(s) and partitions in a logfile.

    This is often referred to as the 'DFSFAST analysis procedure'
    From the menu you can select a specific disk, or all of them.

    The action will result in FIVE files for every physical disk:

         DFSFAST?.SKx       verbose analysis information and logfile
         DFSFAST?.PDx       saved partitioning information (PSAVE)
         DFSFAST?.IMx       compressed imagefile, with start of disk
         DFSFAST?.MBx       RAW image with the MBR sector for the disk
         DFSFAST?.XMx       Partition desriptions in XML format

         where the 'x' is the disk-number for the physical disk
               and '?' is a letter based on the DFSee version.
             d = DOS, o = OS/2, w = Windows, l = Linux m=macOS

    Note: A different basefilename from DFSFAST? can be specified in
          the DFSFAST dialog, together with several other parameters.

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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 disk to be used , including 'ALL disks'


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