• [VOICENWS] SW: DFSee 13.4 released, full EXT2/3/4 support

    From VOICE News Service@1:3634/1000 to All on Wed Aug 17 08:47:31 2016

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    From: jvwDESPAM@DESPAMdfsee.com

    DFSee version 13.4 has been released.

    It is a MINOR release, but with some significant new functionality:

    The support for the EXT2, EXT3 and EXT4 filesystems has been
    expanded to include ALL the DFSee features like:

    - File recovery, copy files from an inaccessible filesystem to a
    location on another drive, even from DOS, Windows, OS/2 or OS-X
    - Generate a complete 'Sector Lookup Table' for CHECKing the FS
    - Display of, and navigation through the whole directory structure
    - Display EXTn features like blockgroup information and superblock
    backup locations.

    Automatic 'Run as Administrator' on Windows-7, 8 or 10, when using
    the DFSee icons added to the Windows start-menu, and proper sizing
    of the tex-mode window. Better DFSDISK and DFSCHECK scripts.

    Automatic 'SUDO' in the supplied shell-scripts for Linux and Mac OS-X,
    and a better 'setup' script creating symbolic links in /usr/local/bin
    so you can now start the scripts from ANYWHERE, and they will still
    find all required DFSee support files. Installation is as easy as:

    - Download the DFSee distribution (like 'dfsee13x.zip)
    - Extract to a directory of your choice (like a home directory)
    - cd to the DFSee directory with the Linux or Mac executables
    - 'chmod 744 setup'
    - './setup'

    And from then on, you can start DFSee from ANY (data, logging) directory
    using any of the script names: dfs, dfsdisk, dfscheck, dfsedit and so on

    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 13.3

    - ABOUT OS-version: Added specific Windows-8, 8.1 and 10 kernels
    - ALLOC: Recognize GPT-header+tables as BOOT areas in full-disk ALLOC
    - CLONE/IMAGE: Enabled SMART for EXT2/3/4, except when META_BG used
    - DFSDISK/DFSCHECK suppress final message ONLY with option -screen-
    - DFSUSB32: Issue warning when trying to create a stick on (Free)DOS
    - DFSUSB32: Updated descriptions to use simple 'DFSEEDOS.ISO' download
    - EXTCMD: Added extra hint that it may be an incorrecly typed command
    - EXTn: ABG: Display allocation with a single blockgroup per line
    - EXTn: ALLOC/smart: Handle BLOCK_UNINIT for normal/backup groups
    - EXTn: ALLOC: Add BlockGroup# to each line, when exactly 1 BG/line
    - EXTn: BG: Added GDT/BM/Itable locations + sizes to verbose display
    - EXTn: BG: Added backup-super, and UNINIT/ZEROED flag indicators
    - EXTn: BG: Add display of the flags, like UNINIT block/inode bitmap
    - EXTn: BSL: List backup superblock (+ metadata) groups and sectors
    - EXTn: DFSEXT.dfs script updated for a complete CHECK analysis run
    - EXTn: DIR: Better handling of empty entries (skip, no abort) SLT too
    - EXTn: DIR: Display directory data, including related inode values
    - EXTn: DIR: FileType string (dir/file) and INDEX root/node details
    - EXTn: FILEFIND, implemented a QUICK search for file/directory Inodes
    - EXTn: FINDPATH or '\path' command implemented, search Inode by path
    - EXTn: INO: Auto show same Inode on 't', and show index in Statusline
    - EXTn: INO: Calculate sector+index for specified Inode-number; display
    - EXTn: INO: Detect and show UNKNOWN feature flags (INCOMPATIBLE etc)
    - EXTn: INO: Display data allocation, BLOCK-INDIRECT or EXTENT-TREE
    - EXTn: INO: Display linkname for small (inlined) symlink Inodes
    - EXTn: INO: Display of Inode contents complete, except alloc S_SPACE
    - EXTn: INO: Show 1st data on from BlockIndirect or ExtentTree
    - EXTn: Init: determine DIRTY-status from Groups/Bitmap difference too
    - EXTn: LIST: Show proper File information, path and allocation info
    - EXTn: SLT/INO: Special inode-7 (RESIZE) handling, for display too
    - EXTn: SLT: Add allocation for DIR and FILE Inodes, recursively
    - EXTn: SLT: Added meta-allocation to SLT and to Inode verbose display
    - EXTn: SLT: Include all SB, GDT, GDT-reserve, Block- and Inode-bitmaps
    - EXTn: SUPER: Auto show ROOT Inode on from superblock display
    - FILEDLG: Create correct directory with [Make Dir] for absolute paths
    - FILEFIND, JFS, HPFS, NTFS: added 'search files only' option '-f'
    - LINUX: New 'dfs' sudo-start script, setup symlinks to /usr/local/bin
    - MENU: EDIT: Update some descriptions for 'Force operation Mode=xxx'
    - MENU: EXTn: Added File recovery submenu, Filefind, Recover, Hex-edit
    - MENU: EXTn: Added Inode selection by ino# or one of the special ones
    - MENU: EXTn: Alloc map, by Blockgroup; Display group aligned ALLOC map
    - MENU: EXTn: Analyse EXT Filesystem (check) and SLT submenu added
    - MENU: EXTn: List BACKUP Superblocks; List all BACKUP groups (super)
    - MENU: EXTn: Mode=EXT2_3 name changed to EXTn, to account for EXT4
    - MENU: EXTn: Show BlockGroup Summary; Show flags and alloc for group
    - MENU: Error message when trying to add a GPT partition to Bootmanager
    - PART -v: Added backup-super-BG indicator 'S' for EXTn backup groups
    - WINDOWS/DOS/OS2: 'dfs' BAT/CMD as alias for 'dfsee', like Linux/Mac
    - WINDOWS: Include 'DFSRUNAS.EXE' for automatic 'Run as Administrator'
    - WINDOWS: Resize window on startup now to 80% of screen, lines+cols
    - WINDOWS: Updated the batch-scripts to work with DFSRUNAS (XP..WIN10)

    Regards, JvW

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

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