Can i access the recycle bin thro DOS

  Neil-321636 09:08 05 Jun 2003
Locked

A friend of mine (no not me !) has deleted some system file and I was wondering if they can be restored using DOS as this might rectify the problem. Anyone know how?

  Lú-tzé 12:09 05 Jun 2003

I don't know how, but why not try a reinstall of windows over the current installation - in theory it should not cause any more problems.

Having said that, what is your OS?

If win98 try (from DOS prompt)

c:\

[if you have a default installation of Windows]

cd
cd\recycled

dir

[this will get you a directory listing of the recycle bin]

[then if the file is there]

xcopy c:\recycled filename.ext c:\windows\system


______________
If you have an understanding of DOS, then adapt the above as necessary. The square brackets are for info only - do not type them. Replace filename.ext with the name of the file and its extension. Where you copy to will depend on where it came from - by default I said c:\windows\system


I am not 100% sure of these commands - it is a while ago since I used them and it is easier to do it in person.

  Lú-tzé 12:11 05 Jun 2003

the above should read

cd\recycled


not cd cd\recycled

  graham√ 12:12 05 Jun 2003

If available on the system, try System Restore.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

iMac Pro review

Illustrator Charles Williams on how to create magazines and book covers

iMac Pro review

Les meilleures prises CPL (2018)