In addition, its diskcopy
command duplicates all hidden files and fragments on a disk.
Instead of using the command DISKCOPY
, use COPY *.* This will copy one file at a time from the diskette, into sequential sectors.
The DOS utilities for backup or diskcopy
are used, but this fact is unimportant to the use of a backup screen.
You can use the DISKCOPY
command if you need to back up all the files on the original disk.
When the original disk came back to us, we made a copy of the entire disk using DISKCOPY
, rather than COPY, because of the reasons above.
I assume anyone who has spent even a short amount of time at a PC knows basic commands such as DIR, COPY, DISKCOPY
, ERASE (or DEL), TIME, DATE, and CLS.
Somerson suggests, for example, not using the DISKCOPY
command because the customary *.* is better for handling bad sectors and fragmented files.