MS-DOS and Windows command line diskcopy command

Updated: 05/21/2018 by Computer Hope
diskcopy command

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

Warning

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

Availability

Diskcopy is an external command that is available for the following Microsoft operating systems as diskcopy.com.

Diskcopy 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 and size.
You may specify the same drive for drive1 and drive2.

Diskcopy examples

diskcopy a:

The command above 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.