The AWS Virtual Tape File Browser
is a Utility used to view the contents of emulated mainframe tape
file (AWS and HET) from the Windows desktop without having to
start a mainframe operating system.
You may download and try AWSBrowse for free with no obligation
whatsoever, but it is not freeware.
Once you have downloaded it and found it to be useful you are expected to
then purchase your copy if you wish to continue using it.
What is AWSBrowse?
AWSBrowse is a Windows program used to view the contents of emulated mainframe
tape files without having to start a mainframe operating system.
It supports Supports both .AWS and compressed .HET files as well as Bus-Tech ZLIB
compressed files and .FKT Flex FakeTape files too.
It displays each block on the tape in either hex or text format or both,
and provides the ability to search any block or the entire tape for a given
character or hexadecimal string. Hex data can be displayed in either EBCDIC
or ASCII format.
Full copy & paste support is provided as well as the ability to print any
block to your Windows printer.
AWSBrowse supports all block sizes including "large blocks" up to 2MB or more
Individual AWS/HET files can be any size (over 4GB) up to your Windows operating
system and/or file system format (NTFS or FAT32).
- New project build system: NullSoft (NSIS) installation program.
- No Windows Help File yet, but I'm working on it!
- Flex FakeTape support (file extension impartiality)
- Block Detail dialog highlighting glitch fixed
- File-type associations and default icons adjusted
- Fixed bug preventing proper spanned block handling
- Fixed a minor "Match Whole Word" Find bug
- Default maximum block size increased to 2MB or more
- "Show Block Details" now shows ALL chunks associated with the logical block