DOS stands for Disk Operating System. It is a command line operating system or non-graphical operating system. Microsoft developed it for IBM compatible personal computers. DOS is a 16-bit operating system, which does not support multitasking. Newer versions of Windows do not depend on DOS but executes programs based on it. Windows command line is still in use. Novices prefer using a system with GUI (graphical user interface) rather than using commands, hence the DOS lost its market. In DOS, every action requires the usage of command, remembering all the commands is almost not possible for a novice. Therefore, Microsoft came up with Windows version by bundling GUI interface and command line.
DOS evolved as and when required depending on requirements since its existence. Below are some of the fact figures about its evolution.
Some of the most frequently used DOS commands are as follows:
|cls||to clear the screen|
|md, mkdir||to create directory|
|del, erase||to delete files|
|copy||to copy files|
|rename||to rename files or directories|
|ver||to know the DOS version number|
|cd||to change directory|
|chdir||to change the directory|
|chkdsk||to check disk and give a report of the status of the disk|
|date||to set or display the system date|
|dir||to display files and directories stored on disk|
|fc||to display difference between two files|
|format||to format a disk to accept DOS files|
|goto||to jump to the specified location (unconditional jump)|
|to print data files|
|unformat||to undo the effect of formatting|
Recover Deleted Files
Files deleted with DOS commands like Del, Erase, etc. bypasses the Windows Recycle Bin. To retrieve files deleted from DOS prompt use the most competent recovery software i.e. Remo Recover (Windows). The article will help you understand more about the process of recovering deleted files.
How to Recover Files from Formatted Partition
While trying to format a particular partition, did you accidentally format an incorrect partition from the DOS command prompt and now you are worried about the loss of data from that partition. Don’t panic! Remo Recover (Windows) will help you resolve the data loss issues.
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