MS-DOS was the most popular operating system for desktop PCs until the mid-1990s. Do not use this tag for questions about Windows command line programs or scripts.

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How to list one file in each subdirectory of root folder?

Apologies if this is trivial- but how do list just one file in each subdirectory of my root folder? Linux terminal or MS DOS syntax doesn't matter. I would guess it would be an ls or dir command with ...
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Why do I get this error when I specify a path in the windows command prompt?

I'm trying to use the cd command in order to point to the folder where my file is located but I keep getting SyntaxError: invalid syntax (see screenshot). Could anyone please point out what I'm ...
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DOS Copy command to multiple folders

I want to copy a file from one folder to another folder which has many sub-folders. Using MS-DOS command, how can I copy this file to all sub-folders. Can any one please help me on this? Eg. I have a ...
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Installing FreeDOS from Linux

I need to install [minimal] FreeDOS in a machine already running Linux, without a CD drive. I already have another FAT32 target partition. I've already runned "sys-freedos-linux" but it just ...
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Is there any way to boot to DOS in a system who's BIOS option is set to UEFI?

I have a system that has an option in the BIOS to choose boot type as "BIOS" or "UEFI". When I choose "BIOS" I can boot to DOS without problems. When I choose "UEFI" I can boot to an EFI startup.nsh ...
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Overwrite every file from a folder ( in Windows )

Is there any chance to overwrite all the files that are in a folder? Eg. In folder d:/data I have different files with different extensions ( .mp3, .txt etc ) What I am trying is to do is to ...
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Backing up and Restoring DOS era backups

I have backup files that were made in DOS. They contain many hundreds of hours of work, and unfortunately they're locked away in a format that cannot be opened by anything in the format they are now. ...
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Convert Amiga Oktalyzer format to MIDI

I have some very old audio files from an old DOS game, which are in oktalyzer (.okt) format. I don't know much about the octalyzer format so I'm not sure what these are based on, though, when played ...
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Custom MS-DOS / FreeDOS

Goal : Build a custom DOS to boot into. To automate tasks like formating a drive, or doing recovery. I've been using Grub4DOS to boot into these images. So far I've looking into taking a windows ...
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How can I improve the rendering performance of this old DOS application?

I have very old DOS Application (CadSoft Eagle - PCB Designer) and I want to work with it on my workstation with Windows 7. Then I install Windows 98 and that software into VmWare Player. But that ...
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Batch file XCOPY cannot find existing directory

I'm writing a small batch file to copy my C# project to another drive. I'm using XCOPY to copy an entire folder (We have some XP machines still, so robocopy isn't an option). However, when I run the ...
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Check if an user has given as an input 1 or more then 1 in an batch file

I am having an question with an Batch file Is it possible to let an user choose how many files it will enter? For example set /p count=Enter the number of files you are willing to set: IF %count% ...
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Fix MS-DOS MBR Without DOS Boot Disk

How can I restore the MBR for MS-DOS without having an MS-DOS boot disk or floppy drive. Ideally, I would like to be able to do this from a Windows 7 Win PE disk. The only solutions I've found online ...
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How to create a windows cmd script to rename files

I have a bunch of files named YYYYDDMM_prep888 and I want to rename them to YYYYMMDD_prep888, just exchanging DD for MM. I'd appreciate some help. Thanks.
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Move command from bat file opens another window

I have a .bat file that moves a file; however, it is also opening the file in a new window, which I don't want it to do. Is there a way to avoid opening a new window or at least an option to close the ...
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how to print DOS output to virtual port printer?

I write the text file into DOS using TYPE [filename.txt] and now i want to print the output of TYPE DOS command into dot matrix printer which connected in USB port(virtual Port)
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Find the character in line?

I am trying to find the some character in file using find or findstr, for example file contents like: "/test/abctest/abci.txt = c:\abctest\tst\work\workt.txt;abc_test1" "/test/abctest/abci.txt = ...
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Larger MS-DOS Img file?

I am making an operating system based on ms-dos and using a program called win image to edit an ms-dos .img file, the program only lets me inject at total size of 2.88mb worth of files and i would ...
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Install a CD-ROM driver on MS-DOS

I have an old MS-DOS computer that I am experimenting with. The computer has an AMD 80386 processor, 1664 KB of RAM, a 50 MB hard drive, and two floppy disk drives: one 3 1/2 inch, the other 5 1/4 ...
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copy /a, copy /b - use of this options

On Microsof Windows Server 2008 (R1), 32-Bit, I have some trouble understanding the use of as well as the difference between copy /a and copy /b The Technet Article on copy doesn't help me much: ...
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How to Installthe newly released MS DOS OS on a Virtual Machine

Since Microsoft have released the source of 2 old versions of MSDOS for free, I downloaded the ZIP, converted the contents of the v20object folder to an ISO, created a new virtual machine with ...
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Virtual PC running MS-DOS 6.22 cannot boot SEAL GUI

I just don't understand this. I just don't know why SEAL doesn't work... :( Here is the error:
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How can I share MS-DOS application between two computers?

With remote desktop applications like Teamviewer, logmein, vnc, etc... I can share my desktop and specific applications / windows to the other PC that I have, but my problem is that I have an old ...
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How do I make a bootable DOS USB without format?

I had previously made my USB DOS bootable (I think I used the MS DOS version that came with Windows XP) Later on I converted in to a Puppy Linux Live USB The DOS files are still there on the drive, ...
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Why do I get an internal stack overflow error when minimizing and restoring an MS-DOS virtual machine window?

I am using Windows Virtual PC on a Windows 7 machine. I have created an MS-DOS 6.22 virtual machine with 16 MB RAM and a 2 GB hard disk. Whenever I minimize or otherwise deactivate the window, and ...
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Need PowerShell or BAT to delete PST if over certain size for GPO

I'm trying to delete "Internet Calendar Subscriptions.pst" from %LOCALAPPDATA%\Microsoft\Outlook using a BAT file. I can do this fine. But how do I delete only if it is over a certain size? When end ...
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Insufficient rights to copy via Windows Explorer but can copy via DOS

My work laptop was just upgraded from XP to Windows 7. While I used t be the Admin of my old machine, I only have "Elevated Rights" on the Win 7 one. as a result, I canot use Windows Explorer to copy ...
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Batch file to read a text file with folder and file names and write to another file the ones that do not exist

I have a file of approx 30,000 folder/file names that I need to confirm if each one exists. If a file does not exist, I want to write the full path and file name to an "error.txt" file. Can anyone ...
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NTFS4DOS without logo?

I want to create NTFS bootable image. I use NTFS4DOS for read/write access to NTFS partitions. I use it because it loads fast, in just a few seconds. Every time I load from it, the NTFS4DOS logo ...
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Windows 98 SE install screen on Virtualbox is a mess, how to fix?

I'm trying to install Windows 98 SE on Virtualbox, but the screen is messed up: Any idea how to fix this? Or perhaps could there somewhere be a complete guide, which displays every each screen one ...
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Extract part of command output to use in another command

Using Windows command prompt, I want to unlock and delete several files in a single command if possible. So far I have managed to come up with: net file | findstr /R [0-9]*lock This results in: ...