MIRROR [d:]path [d:] path [...]
MIRROR [d1:][d2:][...] [/T(drive)(files)] [/partn][/U][/1]
Purpose: Used to store information about a disk`s file allocation
boot record, and root directory (to be used later for file recovery).
Version 6, this program is stored on the DOS supplemental disk.)
The MIRROR command is used to save information that can be used later for
recovery using the UNDELETE and UNFORMAT commands. MIRROR creates a
or MIRROR of this important information in case the original information
unreadable. (New with DOS Version 5.)
For each drive you specify, MIRROR creates a read-only file named
the disk`s root directory. The file contains all the information that
used later to recover deleted or damaged files, or even to rebuild the
structure of the entire disk.
/1 - Specifies that MIRROR should keep only one-data information file,
on the latest information about the drive you specified.
[d:]path - Specifies the drives for which information will be saved
used later for file recovery.
v Used to save a copy of the drive`s partition table on a diskette
in drive A.
/T - Loads a memory-resident deletion-tracking program into memory.
program is used to keep track of files you delete.
/U - Unloads the deletion-tracking program from memory (as long as no
memory-resident programs were placed in memory later.
When using the MIRROR command, do not specify a network drive or a drive
has been previously specified using the JOIN, ASSIGN, or SUBST command.
If you do not use the /1 option and MIRROR finds a file on the disk
MIRROR.FIL, that file will be renamed MIRROR.BAK and a new file named
will be created.
To save a file with disk-recovery information for drives C and D,
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