Navigator/Commander for ZX Microdrive file management?

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Navigator/Commander for ZX Microdrive file management?

Post by cha05e90 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:48 am

Hello!

Is there any "Media/Admin" type software like the "TR-DOS Navigator" for a ZX Microdrive outfit? The only one that I could find was the MaxDesktop software (which tried to show the then brand-new WIMP environment). I must admit that a 2-window-style DOpus (Amiga)/Norton Commandar (DOS) type of software would suit me more.
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Re: Navigator/Commander for ZX Microdrive file management?

Post by tomxp411 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:46 pm

cha05e90 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:48 am
Hello!

Is there any "Media/Admin" type software like the "TR-DOS Navigator" for a ZX Microdrive outfit? The only one that I could find was the MaxDesktop software (which tried to show the then brand-new WIMP environment). I must admit that a 2-window-style DOpus (Amiga)/Norton Commandar (DOS) type of software would suit me more.
That would be an "orthodox file manager". And yeah, that would be pretty great. Those don't seem to be very common on the 8-bit machines, and the ones I see out there are from a later time. (The term seems to have been invented to describe Norton's Commander and its clones.)

This is the first microdrive file manager I've found, doing some quick searching:
http://privat.bahnhof.se/wb782177/z88/spectrum.htm
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Re: Navigator/Commander for ZX Microdrive file management?

Post by cha05e90 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:45 pm

Oh, thank you very much. I didn't knew about that piece of software - I'll look into that.
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Re: Navigator/Commander for ZX Microdrive file management?

Post by cha05e90 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:06 am

tomxp411 wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:46 pm
This is the first microdrive file manager I've found, doing some quick searching:
http://privat.bahnhof.se/wb782177/z88/spectrum.htm
I must admit that I were not able to "import" the linked ZX Basic files into a Emulator (or real ZX Spectrum) - a hint for a software that can read that ".pro"-files would be very helpful.
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I assume that does not work with an original ZX Interface 1/ZX Microdrive? ;-)
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Re: Navigator/Commander for ZX Microdrive file management?

Post by jpnz » Fri Jan 04, 2019 11:22 pm

cha05e90 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:06 am
I must admit that I were not able to "import" the linked ZX Basic files into a Emulator (or real ZX Spectrum) - a hint for a software that can read that ".pro"-files would be very helpful.
They're just binaries.

Certainly with Spectaculator you can redirect RS232 input from those files and then LOAD *"b" / SAVE *"m";1; as per the documentation.
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Re: Navigator/Commander for ZX Microdrive file management?

Post by cha05e90 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:31 am

Oh dear, that's just tooo easy! :-) Thank you very much, that worked like a breeze.
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