information from a bad or defective disk.
Specifies the location and name of the
file you want to recover.
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.
- Limitation on [drive:][path]filename
You cannot use wildcards (* and ?) with
the recover command. You must specify a file.
Because all data in bad sectors is lost
when you recover a file, you should recover files one at a
time. You can use this method to edit each file and reenter
missing information after you recover the file.
Bad sectors reported by chkdsk
were marked as "bad" when your disk was first prepared for
operation. They pose no danger, and recover does not
To recover the file
Story.txt in the \Fiction directory in drive D:, type: