Copying Floppy Disks with the DISKCOPY Command

They might seem a little old school, but floppy disks are still around and useful when you’re in a pinch. The DISKCOPY utility is a simple command-line tool that allows you to copy disks of the same type (such as two 3 ¼ inch floppies) between different drives or the same drive. For example, if you wanted to make an identical copy of a particular floppy disk using your A: drive, the command would be DISKCOPY a: a: /V. The /V switch verifies that the disk was copied correctly after the information completes.

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