Microsoft Delete Tracker Cannot Undelete Zero-Byte Files (106154)

The information in this article applies to:
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.0
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.2
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.21
    Microsoft MS-DOS operating system 6.22

This article was previously published under Q106154


When Undelete Delete Tracking is enabled, you cannot undelete a zero-byte file.


You may be able to undelete the file by using the Undelete /DOS command as follows:
    Change to the directory that contains the deleted file.
    At the MS-DOS command prompt, type the following command and press ENTER:

    undelete *.* /dos

If one of your applications (such as Lotus 1-2-3) uses a zero-byte file and you cannot undelete it, contact your software vendor for assistance in replacing the file.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in MS-DOS Undelete versions 6.0, 6.2, and 6.21. We are researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Modification Type: Major Last Reviewed: 11/26/1999
Keywords: KB106154