Multiplatform Swiss army knife to examine the disks in great detail and fix problems with partition definitions and file systems. Create an exact clone or a compressed imagefile from your entire disk or a single partition. BROWSE through directories, and view or copy / recover files directly from the browser. DFSee is a generic disk, partition and file system utility for maintenance and data recovery. It supports partition-tables (FDISK, LVM) and filesystems like (V) FAT, FAT-32, EFAT, HPFS, NTFS, JFS, EXT2 / 3/4, HFS +, and some functionality for ReiserFS, XFS, SWAP and GRUB.
As a replacement for the classic FDISK and (OS / 2) LVM programs, with support for MBR as well as GPT style tables.
DFSee is a complete replacement for the partitioning tools found with DOS, OS / 2, Win9x, Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 7/8/9/10 and Linux.
It is also a replacement for the LVM utility that comes with eComStation, ArcaOS 5.x and all OS / 2 versions 4.50 or later. Only some obscure features like disk-spanning are not supported.
Apart from the standard create / delete type of functions there are many special commands for displaying information and fix all kinds of problems related to partition tables and LVM information. A fully interactive partition table editor is included as well (PTEdit), both for the classic MBR-style partitiong as the more recent GPT (Guid Partition Tables).
Finally, the FDISK functionality in combination with scripting capabilities is being used by large organizations for automatic (and unattended) roll-out scenarios.
Disk and partition recovery
To recover from partition problems and disasters (UNFDISK)
A frequently used function here is the DFSDISK command / menu-item / script that automates the collection of necessary information to ‘UNDO’ an accidental FDISK operation or other disaster-related disasters.
Another important feature is the ability to save and restore ALL partitioning information in a regular file that you can keep as a backup on a diskette, so recovery operations will be MUCH easier.
Disk and partition copying
As a tool for copying whole disks or partitions,
two main functions are available:
IMAGINGWhole disk, partitions or parts of the partition can be saved to an imagefile, either in RAW or in a compressed format. The imagefiles can be restored to the same or different location resulting in backup or copy functionality. The compressed images can be opened for directory / file browsing, to view or to retrieve individual files from such a backup image. This works for partition images as well as full-disk images.
For large images, and using removable media to store them, it is possible to limit the size of the generated files and create multiple numbered files for one image. For direct writing to removable media like floppy disks, CDR or DVD-R (streaming) it will prompt for media-change too.
CLONINGCloning can make a exact copy of (part of) a partition or disk to another area on the same or another disk. This can be used as a very fast backup facility (speeds of 30 MB / s are not uncommon) and to move partitions arround. Check the CLONE, MOVE and COPY commands and menu items …
On the bootable CD, bootmage uses an Ultra-DMA driver to allow maximum speeds on a modern ultra-DMA IDE drive.
For both imaging and cloning, DFSee can use internal allocation information from the file system structures to skip unused areas (SMART clone / image) to minimize imagesize and speed up the process.
These DFSee functions are comparable to programs like Norton GHOST and PowerQuest DriveImage
Filesystem BROWSER, navigating files and directories
As a minimal directory and file BROWSER, much like a filemanager.
This is an easy-to-use and powerful way to access files in filesystems that may otherwise be inaccessible, either there are some file system damage that prevents it from being ‘mounted’ in a normal way or because you need to access it from operating system that does not have a driver for this type of file system.
Once in the browser, you can navigate through the directory structure and edit / view / copy one or more of the presented files.
Copying files from the browser is a user-friendly way to RECOVER FILES from inaccessible file systems, and can also be used in combination with undelete.
A tool to As ‘UNDELETE’ files that have been accidentaly deleted files from unaccessible filesystems or RECOVER
This feature is Implemented for FAT, HPFS, JFS and NTFS, but it is a very powerful tool on those filesystems.
It is operated either using the user-friendly BROWSE interface, where you navigate to the files to be recovered, or by directly using the underlying commands for the maximum flexibility of abd effectiveness.
It works by locating all deleted or normal files (DELFIND / FILEFIND), and then letting the user make a selection based on the wildcard filepecification and recoverability outlook percentage (DELSHOW, or via BROWSER). The actual recovery operation will copy the matching files to a specified directory, if possible, another disk (RECOVER).
You can find the file-recovery and undelete functions in the menu as well, in the specific ‘Mode = …’ submenus for the filesystems that support it.
Use the installation method:
1. Enter the Setup folder and run the dfsee_windows.msi file and install it.
2. Copy the contents of the [email protected] file folder to the installation path.
Using the Botibl method:
Insert the DVD into the device and burn the Image file into the DVD Image folder using the ISO Burner software on a raw DVD.
* To boot through USB, you can use the Rufus compact and lightweight software. ( Rufus download link )
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