Recovers readable information from a bad or defective disk.
For examples of how to use this command, see Examples.
||Specifies the location and name of the file that you want to recover. FileName is required.|
|/?||Displays help at the command prompt.|
- The recover command reads a file, sector-by-sector, and recovers data from the good sectors. Data in bad sectors is lost.
- Bad sectors reported by chkdsk were marked as "bad" when your disk was prepared for operation. They pose no danger, and recover does not affect them.
- Because all data in bad sectors is lost when you recover a file, you should recover only one file at a time.
- You cannot use wildcard characters (* and ?) with the recover command. You must specify a file (and the location of the file if it is not in the current directory).
To recover the file Story.txt in the \Fiction directory on drive D, type: