Microsoft DOS unformat command
Used to unformat a drive that has been formatted.
The unformat command is an external command that is available in the below Microsoft operating systems.
Restores a disk erased by the FORMAT command or restructured by the RECOVER command.
UNFORMAT drive: [/J]
UNFORMAT drive: [/U] [/L] [/TEST] [/P]
UNFORMAT /PARTN [/L]
|drive:||Specifies the drive to unformat.|
|/J||Verifies that the mirror files agree with the system information on the disk.|
|/U||Unformats without using MIRROR files.|
|/L||Lists all file and directory names found, or, when used with the /PARTN switch, displays current partition tables.|
|/TEST||Displays information but does not write changes to disk.|
|/P||Sends output messages to printer connected to LPT1.|
|/PARTN||Restores disk partition tables.|
Command specified to unformat drive c: if it was formatted.
This program was designed to only be run in MS-DOS versions 5.0 to 6.22. If you have upgraded to Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT, or any other operating system, this command will not restore any information but may possibly cause additional issues with the Hard Drive.