Trying to retrieve some files from a crashed pc before I restore.I am trying to copy the files from the hard drive using dos commands. When i do c/ dir is says error in enumeration. chkdsc doesn't seem to run. I want to just copy my docs into a drive but do not know command for my documents any ideas?
What file type was the hard disk supporting (FAT, FAT32, NTFS)? If you don't know this, what operating systems was the disk created with / used with?
don't know file type but was created with windows xp home
Have a look a this site for DOS commands info:click here
I frequently get "wrong syntax/Bad coomand,etc" trying to access the "Docs&Settings" folders in DOS.The usual hassles are caused by the long filenames in them,try C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>cd My DocumentsC:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents>to get to your "My Docs" folder,then use the copy cmds.
Thanks Chegs should their be any spaces in what I type
You can also get to a C:\ prompt by typing cd .. <return>several times.C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>cd My DocumentsC:\Documents and Settings\Owner\My Documents>cd ..C:\Documents and Settings\Owner>cd ..C:\Documents and Settings>cd ..C:\>
Only inbetween the "cd" & ".."
To list the directorys,its just "dir" no spaces.
DOS does not like long filenames. You often need to shorten them to max 8 characters and use the tithe sign and number 1 before the next slash sign e.g. C:\ myDocuments becomes c:\MyDocu~1\ Hope this helps
For long file names or directories and ones with spaces, put the name in quotes e.g. "My Documents"
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