Microsoft DOS diskcopy command

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About diskcopy

About diskcopy

The diskcopy utility allows a user to copy the complete contents of a diskette to another diskette.

Warning: It is not recommended that the diskcopy command be used for anything but a floppy diskette.


The is an external command that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.

All Versions of MS-DOS
Windows 95
Windows 98
Windows ME
Windows NT
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7


Copies the contents of one floppy disk to another.

DISKCOPY [drive1: [drive2:]] [/1] [/V] [/M]

/1 Copies only the first side of the disk.
/V Verifies that the information is copied correctly.
/M Force multi-pass copy using memory only.

The two floppy disks must be the same type.
You may specify the same drive for drive1 and drive2.


diskcopy a:

This would make a copy of the disk that is currently in your drive.

Additional information

  • See our copy and disk definitions for further information and related links on these terms.