• [VOICENWS] SW: DFSee 12.1 released: EXFAT support, enhancements and

    From VOICE News Service@1:3634/1000 to All on Thu Sep 11 15:34:13 2014

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    From: jvwDESPAM@DESPAMdfsee.com

    DFSee version 12.1 has been released, with new functionality and several fixes.

    It is a MINOR release, with support for the EXFAT filesystem as the
    main added feature, and several other small enhancements and fixes.

    EXFAT is a 32-bit FAT filesystem optimized for (very large) removable media like SD-cards used with cameras. It has an additional allocation-bitmap that avoids a lot of the normal overhead when writing contiguous files. It is
    now supported by Windows, OS-X and Linux, and is the recommended filesystem
    for SD-cards larger than 32Gb.

    DFSee is a very powerful disk-utility with disk partitioning,
    filesystem and disk analysis, some file recovery and UNDELETE
    and smart imaging or cloning of partitions or complete disks.

    More details at:

    Direct download links from the DFSee website:



    Or from the HOBBES website:
    or (after processing):

    Functional changes since 12.0

    - AL command, show allocation free/used for specified LSN and optional size
    - BATCH command, added '-?' usage help and '?' for batch status display
    - Binary display current sector (Hexdump) keyboard shortcut changed to Ctrl+B
    - CREATE keep correct minimum size for first logical (move up to cylinder 1)
    - DIALOG 'Partition Table Edit' (PTE), fix PT-entry line to get initial focus
    - DIALOG 'Set Geometry', automatically set RADIO buttons to match current L-GEO
    - DISK warning about OS/2 non-standard sectors/track fixed for disks > 1 TiB
    - EXFAT BOOTSYNC: calculate CRC and write to one or both boot areas (sync)
    - EXFAT SAVETO implemented for files, directories, and bitmap+upcase sysfiles
    - EXFAT Volume Label recgonition from Root directory in table / part -V
    - EXFAT bootsector recognition in MBR or GPT partitions and Large-Floppy
    - EXFAT directory including alloc display and list -f type filename display
    - EXFAT formatted display for bootsector, ALLOC display based on clusters
    - EXFAT implementation of Bitmap caching and ALLOC functionalty using bitmap
    - EXFAT list -f and detailed-directory displays debug and touch-up TZ format
    - EXFAT list -f calculate percentage of correct allocation (recoverability)
    - EXFAT, completed the Mode=EXFAT menu, derived from the regular FAT one
    - FAT(32) list -f calculate percentage of correct allocation (recoverability)
    - FAT-FS display selected dir-entry in statusline next to 'this' sector-nr
    - HELP/SCROLLBUFFER: Reverse search keyboard shortcut now Ctrl+R (was Ctrl+B)
    - LVM 'pid -C' option: CLEAR LVM-signature (BBR) for one non-0x35 type partition
    - LVM -d:x -C' or '-C' option: CLEAR LVM-signature from ALL non-0x35 partitions
    - LVM auto create MBR DLAT with prompted disk-name on 1st LVM info for a disk
    - MENU Edit, display BATCH-mode status, and allow toggle ON or OFF
    - MENU Mode=Fdisk, LVM, 'Clear BBR on non-LVM partitions' wipes obsolete LVM-sig
    - PART ERROR CHS/LBA-offset mismatch below cyl-1024, changed to a WARNING
    - PART WARNING for non LVM (0x35) partitions that DO have an LVM BBR sector
    - PART WARNING if LVM DLAT size or startsector do not match partition table
    - PRESTORE, suppress 'test on virtual disk first' hint when disk IS a virtual
    - RESTORE: Buffersize adjust IMZ: AUTO in BASIC-mode, confirm once for EXPERT
    - RESTORE, fixed size related bug in restoring multiple-file compressed image
    - SAVETO automatic get FAT directory entry from sector list after .NNN select
    - SLT build implemented for the EXFAT filesystem, including reserved areas
    - SLT build, change end-of-disk marker to '***** max *****' no number value
    - Startup, echo the DFSee invocation commandline to the screen and logfile

    Regards, JvW

    DFSee Home: http://www.dfsee.com; Jan van Wijk; Author of DFSee - mailto://info@dfsee.com

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