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Introduction to DOS – Class Notes – Week 5

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Class Notes: Introduction to PC DOS

Week 5

Chapter 5: Managing a Hard Disk

Review of TREE – pg.166 – remember Windows has removed this as a function
program under Win 9x/Me– Similar to Windows Explorer on the left Side however.

Organizing Directories – pg. 169

  • Organization can be by type, date, software, etc
  • In DOS – should be only 2 or 3 directories deep (for
    ease)
  • Keep things consistent!

Review of MD (make directory) – pg. 170

Review of Moving files – pg. 172

Explanation of how to so it under Windows Explorer – instead of DOS Shell

Looking for files in Sub-Directories with the /s switch – pg. 180

Defragmenting – pg. 183

What a defrag utility do?

How fragmenting occurs? – contiguous vs. non-contiguous files – pg. 183
– 185

Why is it a problem?

DOS defragment utility – pg. 186

  • Full vs. File defragment

Windows Defragment

Computer Viruses – pg. 194

Anti-Virus Software – pg. 196

 


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