Using a Common UNDELETE.INI File with Undelete

This article was previously published under Q96824
This article has been archived. It is offered "as is" and will no longer be updated.
Summary
Microsoft Undelete for MS-DOS (UNDELETE.EXE) and Microsoft Undeletefor Windows (MWUNDEL.EXE) are designed to share a common UNDELETE.INIfile. The UNDELETE.INI file specifies how Undelete should configurememory-resident delete protection. This protection is enabled eachtime you run Undelete with one of the following:
undelete /load
undelete /s[drive]
undelete /t[drive]
More information
The UNDELETE.INI file is a text file that can be edited using an ASCIItext editor, such as MS-DOS Editor. If the MSDOSDATA environmentvariable is set, the UNDELETE.INI file is created in the directoryspecified by MSDOSDATA. Otherwise, the UNDELETE.INI file is created inthe directory that contains UNDELETE.EXE.

You can change the UNDELETE.INI file settings using any of thefollowing three methods:

Using Undelete for Windows

From the Options menu, choose Configure Delete Protection. The changesyou make take affect the next time you load Undelete. (This is thesimplest method.)

Using the MS-DOS Command Line

When you load Undelete using the /S[drive] or /T[drive] parameter, themode of delete protection and which drive[s] you specify to protectare saved in the UNDELETE.INI file. These changes take affectimmediately.

Note: This method does not allow you to specify a drive to be leftunprotected. For example, if you had been previously loading DeleteSentry on drive C, UNDELETE /SD would enable Delete Sentry on bothdrives C and D.

Editing the UNDELETE.INI File

Use an ASCII text editor, such an MS-DOS Editor, to change theUNDELETE.INI file settings.

For more information on the UNDELETE.INI file, type help undelete at the MS-DOS command prompt, pressENTER and refer to the Notes section.
6.22 6.00 6.20 MS-DOS-based
Properties

Article ID: 96824 - Last Review: 10/26/2013 01:43:00 - Revision: 2.0

  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.2 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.21 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 6.22 Standard Edition
  • kbnosurvey kbarchive KB96824
Feedback