MS-DOS and Windows command line unformat command
The unformat command is used to restore a formatted drive to its original state.
Unformat is an external command that is available for the following Microsoft operating systems as unformat.com.
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 a printer connected to LPT1.|
|/PARTN||Restores disk partition tables.|
MIRROR, UNDELETE, and UNFORMAT Copyright (C) 1987-1993 Central Point Software, Inc.
Command specified to unformat drive c: if it was formatted.
This program was designed run only in MS-DOS versions 5.0 to 6.22. If you have upgraded to Windows 95 or any subsequent version, this command does not restore any information and can cause additional problems.