FAT System Guide
The DOS Zone
Current Version: 1.1
Size (ZIP file): 30KB
A freeware diskette imager program which produces self
extracting images that run under DOS. Its the first of a planned
suite of programs intended for data recovery from FAT12 formatted
diskettes. Both the imager and self extracting images it produces
have a GUI which support, but do not require, a mouse.
The imager program offers two options for image creation, complete
or minimal. A complete image will create an image which stores all
sectors on the diskette, even one which does not utilise FAT12.
The minimal option only stores the file system sectors and any
allocated clusters on FAT12 formatted diskette, which makes for
a smaller file size whilst still allowing boot disks to be created.
Distributing boot disks over the Internet.
Next Planned Version:
Backing up installation diskettes.
V1.2 Will have a "browse" dialogue for file naming and the ability
to create and restore non self-extracting images. In addition you
will be able to extract selected files from an image and change the
instruction text displayed by the self extracting images.
There will also be 2 spin-off programs:
A command line version.
Diskview, A disk viewer/editor which will be able to manipulate
images as well as disks.
By downloading this you agree that you have read and agree to my Disclaimer
The self-extracting images are incredibly slow writing to disk
when run under Windows.
Occasionally DOS may write error messages over my forms.