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using Dos Prompt for Restoring Sys files

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by infera, Dec 22, 2001.

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  1. infera

    infera Thread Starter

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    hi.
    I need some help.
    How can i restore deleted files located in recycle bin from dos prompt?
    Because i cant start win98 because of some missing system files (like VMM32.vxd). -which i am trying to restore.

    Thanks for your help.

    Kerem.
     
  2. SavvyLady

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    If you have already dumped the recycle bin you can't get them back. But if you have not then you simply open the recycle bin & right click on them & then click restore
     
  3. MacFromOK

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    Hi infera, :)

    If you happen to have a copy of the
    DOS UNDELETE.EXE file, you might
    recover them, but you have to run the
    LOCK command first, and you must run
    UNDELETE for each directory where the
    deleted files were located. If you've
    done any file activity (file copying, etc.),
    then you're probably gonna have to
    re-install Windows because the deleted
    files will have most likely been overwritten.

    Have you tried pressing F8 during startup
    to see if Windows will load in safe mode?

    Hiya SL, :)

    Apparently they can't get into Windows
    to use the recycle bin...

    Cheers, Mac


    EDIT - Here's a link with instructions to get
    the DOS UNDELETE.EXE file:

    http://www.ixian.com/ead/misc/win95-undelete.shtml

    ONE OTHER THING - Do NOT copy the file
    to the computer with the deleted files, or
    you may overwrite some of them. Always
    use UNDELETE.EXE from a diskette if it's
    not already on your computer.
     
  4. subaruwrx

    subaruwrx

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    just out of curiosity, have you tried extracting them from your original system discs? that might be another thing to try before reformatting...
    --Adam
     
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