Copying hidden and system files

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Now copy the hidden file c:\boot.ini to a floppy disk or a flash disk (e.g. with "type E:\boot.ini > F:\).



That should be type E:\boot.ini > F:\boot.ini, of course. 




The reason for using TYPE instead of just ordinary COPY, by the way, is that the file has the hidden attribute.  The COPY built-in to Microsoft's CMD won't copy such files.  If you are using a different command interpreter, this is not an issue and you can use COPY.  With 4NT and Take Command, for example, simply use the /H option to COPY to tell it to include hidden and system files, thus: copy /h E:\boot.ini F:\
 
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Jonathan de Boyne Pollard said:
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Now copy the hidden file c:\boot.ini to a floppy disk or a flash disk (e.g.
with "type E:\boot.ini > F:\).
That should be type E:\boot.ini > F:\boot.ini, of course.
So it should - thanks for the correction.
 

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