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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 DFSPUP64 64bit UEFI-capable Linux

Menu item screenshot(s)


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

      Based on Bionic-PUPPY 64, an Ubuntu 18.04 based distro from 2018

    (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 an X-terminal window, for interactive use
         (can be resized with the mouse, click in window to refresh)

       - Browsing a DFSee IMZ image, much like file Browser window to
         browse the contents of a (partition backup) IMZ image

       - HEX Edit a file, that starts DFSee in a medium size window
         with a File-Open dialog to select a file to be edited.
         On selecting a file, it will start the HEX-Edit window.

       - 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 'dfspup64.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 dfspup64 image (over 350Mb) it
          is NOT INCLUDED in the standard DFSee distributions!
          You need to download the file manually from:

          https://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfspup64.imz

          You can download it manually, or use the menu:

          Help ->
             Program Updates / Downloads ->
                Get DFSPUP64 UEFI capable IMZ

          Which will download to the standard DOWNLOAD location for
          your OS, but the location can be changed in the dialog.

    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 Puppy32 boot (USB) disk

From main menu: Scripts -> Make Puppy32 boot (USB) disk

Create a bootable USB-stick (or disk) with DFSPUP32 32bit BIOS-based Linux

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This will prepare the selected disk for use as a BOOTABLE one,
    with one or two FAT32 partitions, containing a recent 32-bit
    PUPPY Linux based desktop that is a fully functional Linux,
    including networking, web-browser, email, and word-processing.

      Based on Bionic-PUPPY 32, an Ubuntu 18.04 based distro from 2018

    (If you need UEFI support, use the DFSPUP64 image instead)

    This PUPPY version will run on older systems without 64-bit support
    but may not boot on newer UEFI based systems.

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

       - Start DFSee in an X-terminal window, for interactive use
         (can be resized with the mouse, click in window to refresh)

       - Browsing a DFSee IMZ image, much like file Browser window to
         browse the contents of a (partition backup) IMZ image

       - HEX Edit a file, that starts DFSee in a medium size window
         with a File-Open dialog to select a file to be edited.
         On selecting a file, it will start the HEX-Edit window.

       - 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 'dfspup32.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 dfspup32 image (over 280Mb) it
          is NOT INCLUDED in the standard DFSee distributions!
          You need to download the file manually from:

          https://www.dfsee.com/dfsee/dfspup32.imz

          You can download it manually, or use the menu:

          Help ->
             Program Updates / Downloads ->
                Get DFSPUP32 BIOS based   IMZ

          Which will download to the standard DOWNLOAD location for
          your OS, but the location can be changed in the dialog.

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

    When no 'dfspup32.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 Puppy boot (USB) disk

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

Create a bootable USB-stick (or disk) with DFSPUPPY 32bit BIOS-only Linux

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This will prepare the selected disk for use as a BOOTABLE one,
    with one or two FAT32 partitions, containing an older 32-bit
    PUPPY Linux based desktop that is a fully functional Linux,
    including networking, web-browser, email, and word-processing.

      Based on Slacko-PUPPY, a slackware based distribution from 2016

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

       - Start DFSee in an X-terminal window, for interactive use
         (can be resized with the mouse, click in window to refresh)

       - Browsing a DFSee IMZ image, much like file Browser window to
         browse the contents of a (partition backup) IMZ image

       - HEX Edit a file, that starts DFSee in a medium size window
         with a File-Open dialog to select a file to be edited.
         On selecting a file, it will start the HEX-Edit window.

       - 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 menu:

          Help ->
             Program Updates / Downloads ->
                Get DFSPUPPY BIOS-only    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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Selection of this item leads to a dynamic created submenu, to select a disk to be used

Make ISO dualboot (USB) disk

From main menu: Scripts -> Make ISO dualboot (USB) disk

Create a bootable USB-stick (or disk) multi-ISO with DFSee FreeDOS or Linux


    This will prepare the selected disk for use as a BOOTABLE one,
    with one or two FAT32 partitions, and a Linux based multiple-ISO
    bootmenu with selections to boot the DFSee FreeDOS CD-ISO or a
    PartedMagic based Linux one.

    The ISO's are NOT installed in this step, and need to be copied
    seperately after preparing the disk, and after eject/reinsert:

     To use the stick to boot FreeDOS and use the DOS based DFSDOS.EXE:
     - Copy the DFSee ISO file to the root of the stick as 'dfseedos.iso'

     To use the stick to boot Linux and use the 'dfsee' linux executable:
     - Copy the PartEdMagic ISO file to the root as 'pmagic-4.10.iso'

     AND
     - Copy all the regular DFSee linux files to '\dfsee\linux' to make
       DFSee startable from the PartEdMagic Linux 'My Documents' folder

    Its main use is to create bootable USB-sticks that can run DFSee.
    It can be applied to external USB disks as well, making them very
    well suited to backup and restore purposes using compressed images.

    This menu item uses the 'dfsusb32.dfs' script to do the actual work.
    It can work with sticks/disks from 128Mb 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 'dfsusb32.txt' documentation file.

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

Make 0x07 HPFS/JFS/NTFS disk

From main menu: Scripts -> Make 0x07 HPFS/JFS/NTFS disk

Partition a USB-stick with type 0x07 for HPFS/JFS/NTFS (excluding FORMAT!)

Menu item screenshot(s)


    This prepares the selected disk or USB stick for use as data disk.
    There will be a single primary IFS type 0x07 partition, suitable
    for NTFS, HPFS and (bootable) JFS filesystems. It includes LVM info.

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

    The resulting partition will NOT be formatted by DFSee, after the
    script completes you need to EJECT the removable disk, re-insert it
    and then use the operating systems FORMAT command, for example:

        format  /fs:NTFS                on Windows
        format  /fs:HPFS                on OS/2 or eComStation
        format  /fs:JFS                 on eComStation

    Note: JFS in a type 0x07 partition requires eComStation 2.0 or newer.

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

Make 0x35 classic JFS disk

From main menu: Scripts -> Make 0x35 classic JFS disk

Partition a USB-stick with type 0x35 for a JFS partition (excluding FORMAT!)


    This prepares the selected disk or USB stick for use as data disk.
    There will be a single primary JFS type 0x35 partition, including
    LVM DLAT and signature information areas suitable to be used with
    the classical (non bootable) JFS filesystem used with OS/2 version
    4.50 and up, including all eComStation versions.

    This should make the resulting disk/stick compatible with OS/2
    starting from version 4.50, and all eComStation versions.

    The resulting partition will NOT be formatted by DFSee, after the
    script completes you need to EJECT the removable disk, re-insert it
    and then use the operating systems FORMAT command, for example:

        format  /fs:JFS                 on OS/2 or eComStation

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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

Menu item screenshot(s)


    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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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)

Menu item screenshot(s)


   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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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)

Menu item screenshot(s)


   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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Selection of this item leads to a dynamic created submenu, to select a disk to be used , including 'ALL disks'


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