Microsoft DOS diskcopy command

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About diskcopy
Availability
Syntax
Examples

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.

Availability

The diskcopy.com 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
Windows 8

Syntax

Windows Vista and later syntax

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

/V Verifies that the information is copied correctly.

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

Windows XP and earlier syntax

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.

Examples

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.