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How do I rename files in DOS?


I have Happy99.exe worm. To fix problem I need to access DOS. My system says EMM386 01 memory address 0160:2BFA and screen freezes. I ran a virus check on system one file infected WSock32.dll it said to delete and restore. Confusion, delete file and take my cd of Windows 98 and ??? or can you help me with renaming files?


This question was answered on September 22, 1999. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Wsock32.dll sounds like an internet protocol driver You might want to try running a browser install program or one of those AOL install disks It is a good idea to rename the file for backup reasons though, just in case you need it To rename a file in the DOS environment:

At the DOS prompt type in the following:

Ren [original file name] [new file name]

OR you could try:

Copy [original file name] [new file name]

remember to specify directory paths.

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on September 22, 1999