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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 meaning: 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.
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