Checking restored files
Once a file has been restored, you can use the DIR or TYPE command to make
sure the file was restored properly.
Limitations on RESTORE
You cannot use the RESTORE command to restore system files (IO.SYS and
MSDOS.SYS). RESTORE does not work with drives that have been redirected with
the ASSIGN or JOIN command.
Compatibility with previous versions of BACKUP
The MS-DOS 6.22 RESTORE command can restore files that were backed up by
using the BACKUP command in MS-DOS versions 2.0 through 5.0.
RESTORE exit codes
The following list shows each exit code and a brief description of its
0 RESTORE successfully restored the file or files.
1 RESTORE could not find the files to restore.
3 The user pressed CTRL+C to stop the restoring operation.
4 RESTORE stopped because of an error.
You can use the ERRORLEVEL parameter on the IF command line in a batch
program to process exit codes returned by RESTORE.
For an example of a batch program that processes exit codes, see the <IF>
command or the <CHOICE>command.
Listing the names of backed-up files
Use the /D switch to see a list of the backed up files. If you specify
filename with the /D switch, RESTORE displays a list of the backed up files
that match the name you specify. If you use the /D switch, RESTORE does not
restore any files.
Restoring to different drives
While you must restore files to their original directory, you can restore
them to a different drive. For example, files backed up from the
C:\MYFILES\*.* directory can be restored to the D:\MYFILES\*.* directory.