Posted 26 April 2005 - 04:05 AM
You will arrive at the A: prompt, from there you need to use some old fashioned DOS commands to complete the task:
DIR - lists the files and folders in your current directory
Suppose DIR shows you have a folder called STUFF in other words A:\STUFF
CD STUFF - will change your current folder to STUFF so when you do DIR it will show you what is in it. "CD .." without quotes gets you back out of STUFF
If you want to look at a folder on the C: drive just type "C:" without quotes. Then use the above. While you are in C: do this
MKDIR BARN - this will make a folder called BARN on the C: drive.
Now type "E:" without quotes (this is probably your CDROM). Do a DIR to check you are where you should be.
Suppose you made a folder called SHED on the CDROM and you want to copy the contents to your new folder on the C: drive. Then you would do this:
- then all the files in the CDROM folder SHED will be copied to the hard drive folder BARN. Note this will not copy the contents of subfolders. You need to do this for all the folders you have made on the CDROM (so the fewer the better).
If you get stuck HELP will show you a list of commands and <COMMAND> /? will show you the syntax.
Tip: keep the folder names as short as possible as DOS only alows 8 character names. You can get to prexisting folders with longer names but you have to use a truncated name format. Just use short names.
I hope this makes sense.
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