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 both ordinary (legacy) .AWS files and Hercules Emulated Tape
(.HET) files (which are simply ZLIB/BZIP2 compressed .AWS files), as well
as Bus-Tech ZLIB compressed and Flex "FakeTape" (.FKT) files too.
It displays each block on the tape in either hex and/or text format, and
provides the ability to search any block or the entire tape for a given
character or hexadecimal string. Hexadecimal data can be displayed in either
EBCDIC or ASCII format.
Full copy & paste support is provided as well as the ability to print any
tape 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 operating
system (Windows) and/or filesystem limit (NTFS or FAT32).
- Fix for Standard Labels containing embedded nulls.
- Fix minor "Block Details" flags bug.
- Fix ASCII/EBCDIC display to show extended characters properly.
- New AWSFixTape batch file utility.