OpenWindows User's Guide

Retrieving Most of the Files from a Tape

If you have a long list of files, and you want to retrieve all but a few of them:

  1. Click SELECT on the Props button to display the Tape Tool Properties window and confirm that you have the correct options set.

    You may want to check the Tape Tool Properties window each time you retrieve files, since the settings are not saved if you quit Tape Tool and start it up again.

  2. Insert the tape into the tape drive.

  3. Click SELECT on the List button in the Tape Tool base window.

  4. Deselect the files you do not want in the Tape Contents window.

    Click SELECT on those files that you do not want to include in the file extraction.

  5. Choose Delete -> Selected from the Tape Contents window Read Functions menu.

    The files you have selected are removed from the list.

  6. Choose Read -> Entire List from the Tape Tool base window.

    The files remaining in the list are extracted from the tape.

    If you have archived a group of files, you can retrieve the whole group or just a few of them. Unless you removed or changed the path names of the files when you archived them, they are automatically restored to their original directories. (If you have removed or changed the path names, then the files are restored to the new paths with which you archived them.)