Type: External (5.0 and later)
UNDELETE [d:][path][filename] [/DT|/DS|/DOS]
Purpose: Restores files deleted with the DELETE command.
Used to recover files that have been previously erased. The UNDELETE
can only recover deleted files if no new files or changes have been made
disk since the deletion. Therefore, if you accidentally delete a file
want to keep, stop what you are doing immediately and use the UNDELETE
to retrieve the file.
For more information on using the UNDELETE command, refer to Chapter 2,
Common DOS Commands.
/all - Automatically recovers all of the files you specify.
/list - All available files are listed (but files are not
/DOS Restricts recovery to those files that meet the file
(filespec) in the disk directory table.
/DT - Restricts recovery to those files found in the Delete Tracking
/DS - Restricts recovery to those files found in the SENTRY
/load - Loads the Undelete memory-resident program into memory using
information defined in the UNDELETE.INI file.
/unload - Unloads the memory-resident portion of the Undelete program
memory, turning off the capability to restore deleted files.
/purged[d] - Deletes the contents of the SENTRY directory.
/status - Displays the type of delete protection in effect for each drive.
/S[d] - Enables the Delete Sentry level of protection and loads the
memory-resident portion of the UNDELETE program.
/Tdrive[-entries] - Enables the Delete Tracker level of protection and
the memory-resident portion of the UNDELETE program. The optional
parameter specifies the maximum number of entries in the
(PCTRACKR.DEL). It must be a value in the range 1 through 999 with the
value determined by the type of disk being tracked.
To undelete all recoverable files in the LETTERS directory, enter
undelete \letters\*.* /all
To undelete all recoverable files in the current directory using the
delete-tracking file, enter
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