Updated: April 17, 2012

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

Tells cmd whether to verify that your files are written correctly to a disk. If used without parameters, verify displays the current setting.

For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.


verify [on | off]


Parameter Description

[on | off]

Switches the verify setting on or off.


Displays help at the command prompt.


To display the current verify setting, type:


To turn the verify setting on, type:

Verify on

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