Recover a damaged file from a defective disk.

      RECOVER [drive:][path]filename

Recover is designed to help in the case of hardware failure. When a drive fails the failure is not always total, in other words you may be able to read some of the files but not others, and some files will be only partly readable.

The data on a disk is stored in tracks and sectors in an almost random manner. Data stored in a bad sectors cannot be read.

RECOVER reads a file sector by sector and recovers data from the good sectors. You must specify a filename.

Recover does not allow you to undelete a file.

Recover the files one at a time.

“Whom the gods love dies young” ~ Menander 300 BC


- Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
Equivalent bash command (Linux): cksum - Print CRC checksum and byte counts (can detect problems but not fix them)

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