Windows CF Utilities

 

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Windows CF Utilities are two command line programs to backup or restore a CF card to a .dat file which is compatible with ADFS Explorer and BeebEm.

The utilities were written to support the Model B or Master 128 Internal Compact Flash Hard Drive Kit available from Mark Haysman of RetroClinic.

To back up a CF card to disc, you use :

cfbackup h c:\cf.dat

where h is the drive letter of the CF Card and c:\cf.dat is the file to store the backup.

To backup partition 1 off a two partition CF card, use :

cfbackup h c:\cf.dat 1

You can then load cf.dat into ADFS Explorer to manipulate files or use it with BeebEm to emulate the hard disc.

To restore a .dat file to your CF card, you use :

cfrestore h c:\cf.dat

where the parameters are the same as above.

To restore to partition 1 off a two partition CF card, use :

cfrestore h c:\cf.dat 1

You need to be careful with the restore since if you use cfrestore c c:\cf.dat (by mistake), you will trash your hard drive.

Full syntax :

cfbackup <drive> <file> (-Sxx) (0 or 1)
   where <drive> is drive letter of CF device
   <file> is filename for backup file
   (-Sxx) is optional image size in MB
   (0 or 1) is optional partition number to access
   e.g. cfbackup h cfback.dat 1

cfrestore <drive> <file> (-F) (0 or 1)
   where <drive> is drive letter of CF device
   <file> is filename for restore file
   (-F) is optional to restore full image
   (0 or 1) is optional partition number to access
   e.g. cfrestore h cfrestore.dat 1

If the program crashes with strange errors etc, please let me know so I can fix the problems !

You can download the latest version of the program below :

Revision History
Date Version Changes
31/08/09 1.02 Initial Release

Date Downloads
Nov 2010 6
Oct 2010 4
Sep 2010 7
Aug 2010 5
Jul 2010 4
Jun 2010 1
May 2010 4
Apr 2010 5
Mar 2010 6
Feb 2010 5
Jan 2010 3
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