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How do I copy files in DOS?


how doI copy the file mscdex.exe from one computer to floppy and load it into another computer that does not have that file to run a cd rom???thanks Richard


This question was answered on March 12, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

To copy this or any other file onto your floppy, open a DOS window and type C: to point to your hard drive Next, point to the folder that contains your file If the file is in your "root" directory, then you are there when you type C: Otherwise, type cd xxx\xxx , which means Change Directory to folder xxx\xxx Then, type copy filename.exe A: This copies your file to your floppy Repeat for other files.

To copy the file or files to a hard drive, insert the floppy in your A drive and open a DOS window on this computer Type copy A:\*.* C: and all the files on the floppy will be copied to the "root" folder of the hard drive

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Posted by Robert of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on March 12, 2001