When a directory listing command is issued on a backup floppy disk,
the only information reported is as follows:
Volume in drive X is BACKUP XXX
Volume Serial Number is XXXX-XXXX
Directory of X:\
Backup 001 <filesize> <date> <time>
Control 001 <filesize> <date> <time>
2 file(s) <total> bytes
<total> bytes free
To view the individual files on a backup floppy disk, use the
following command and syntax:
NOTE: This is the correct syntax for the command. On page 144 of the
"Microsoft MS-DOS User's Guide and Reference" for version 5.0, the
command syntax is incorrectly stated as: "restore c: a: /d."
The RESTORE command displays only the files found on the backup disk's
root directory. If no files are found in the root directory of the
backup disk, the message "ERROR! No files were found to restore" is
To view all the files on a backup disk, you should add the /s
parameter to the restore command to view files (for example, RESTORE
A: C: /D /S). This also lists all the files in the root and
subdirectories on the backup disk.
For more information, see page 144 of the version 5.0 "Microsoft
MS-DOS User's Guide and Reference."