Recover a damaged file from a defective disk.
SYNTAX 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
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 file.
Recover will not allow you to undelete a file.
Recover files one at a time; move each file to a good disk before
editing to re-enter missing information.
In the case of complex documents you will probably lose formatting/graphics but will retain raw text.
"Whom the gods love dies young - Menander 300 BC
CHKDSK - Check Disk - check and repair disk problems
Equivalent Linux BASH commands:
cksum - Print CRC checksum and byte counts (can detect problems but not fix them)