Disk extractor

Version: 
1.3
Release date: 
Wednesday, 1 January, 2003

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DSKXTRCT extracts the original files from DSK files into a subdirectory, avoiding the need to recreate diskettes with LoadDSKF.

This is useful if the desire is to copy the original files onto a hard drive without creating intermediate diskettes. One of the major purposes for DSKXTRCT is to create a hard drive subdirectory directly from IBM fixpak DSK files that can be used to apply the fixpak, bypassing the creation of diskettes. DSKCOMPR compares the files in DSK files to a target subdirectory or diskette. This is useful for verifying that LoadDSKF correctly created the diskette. The compare of a DSK file to a diskette is a case where DSKCOMPR fills a need not satisfied by LOADDSKF.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Disk extractor v. 1.3 (1/1/2003, Alan B. Arnett, Lars Erdmann) Readme/What's new
DSKXTRCT and DSKCOMPR - Version 1.3 - 4/2/2003 Copyright 1997, 1998 by Alan B. Arnett Updated 2003 by Lars Erdmann Contact: Alan.Arnett@ibm.net lars.erdmann@arcor.de Program summary The DSKXTRCT and DSKCOMPR programs work with DSK diskette image files associated with the IBM programs, SAVEDSKF and LOADDSKF. (See documentation for a brief explanation of the SAVEDSKF and LOADDSKF utilities.) DSKXTRCT extracts the original files from DSK files into a subdirectory, avoiding the need to recreate diskettes. This is useful if the desire is to copy the original files onto a hard drive without creating intermediate diskettes. One of the major purposes for DSKXTRCT is to create a hard drive subdirectory directly from IBM fixpak DSK files that can be used to apply the fixpak, bypassing the creation of diskettes. DSKCOMPR compares the files in DSK files to a target subdirectory or diskette. This is useful for verifying that LOADDSKF correctly created the diskette. The compare of a DSK file to a diskette is a case where DSKCOMPR fills a need not satisfied by LOADDSKF. DSKXTRCT was written to fulfill two needs. First, to eliminate the need to create diskettes from IBM fixpak DSK files. With DSKXTRCT, a subdirectory containing the original files can be created directly from the DSK files and the SERVICE process then can be changed to use this subdirectory. Second, to enable the storage of product diskette backups on large storage media such as ZIP or SYQUEST drives using the SAVEDSKF program and still have access to the original files when needed without having to recreate the diskettes. DSKCOMPR was written as a companion program, as a result of bbs exchanges/complaints about diskette errors that sometimes went undetected when LOADDSKF recreated fixpak diskettes.
 hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/system/patches/fixpack/dskxtr13.zip
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