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
- 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: