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ADF View shell extension

ADF View shell extension

Written by Bjarke Viksoe.
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The ADF View is a Shell Namespace extension, which opens up the .ADF file extension. ADF files are Amiga Disk Files, or image dumps of AmigaDOS formatted disks. These files are used by most Commodore Amiga emulator software.

Because ADF View is a namespace extension, it is integrated right into the Windows Explorer. Double-clicking on an ADF file brings up the familiar folder view, where you can copy, move, delete, recover and rename files, as you would usually do with normal PC files. You can also drag'n'drop files from any Windows folder to an ADF folder, and back.

ADF View works with Amiga floppy images and hard disk images. It even detects Amiga hard drives attached to your computer and adds a new drive icon to the "My Computer" folder under Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Win7.

New and empty disk images can be created using a Wizard under the Shell New commands (The File/New sub-menu in the Windows Explorer).

You can download ADF View here.

The Source Code

The source code for ADF View can be freely downloaded.
It can serve as a general example on how to implement a rooted, multi-level namespace extension with complete support for toolbars, menus, drag'n'drop, copy/cut/paste and other file operations. It is implemented using the Microsoft ATL library to hide the grungy details of COM programming.

ADF View uses the ADFlib from Laurent Clévy to access the Amiga file-system. This library is designed to manage Amiga formatted devices and dump files in the AmigaDOS format.

If you're having trouble getting your native Amiga harddrive connected with ADF View, download this little utility. By using it you should be able to tell why ADF View does not detect your drive. Be sure to read the notes in the help file.

License Terms

GPL License Because ADF View uses a 3rd party library, ADFlib, it is available under the GPL license.

Source Code Dependencies

Internet Explorer 5 or better
Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0
Microsoft ATL Library
ADFlib

Installation Guide

  • Extract the ZIP file to a temporary folder.
  • Run the Setup application.

Useful Links

ADFlib
WinUAE - a cool Amiga Emulator
Some of my own Amiga code and more links

Download Files  This software is free!

DownloadInstallation files (307 Kb)
Source Code (431 Kb)

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