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Microsoft KB Archive/105067

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Undelete Forces Exclusive (Full-Screen) Mode Under Windows

Article ID: 105067

Article Last Modified on 5/6/2003


  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft MS-DOS 5.0a
  • 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
  • Microsoft Windows 3.1 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows 3.11 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11

This article was previously published under Q105067


When you run Microsoft Undelete (UNDELETE.EXE) in an MS-DOS session under Microsoft Windows or Microsoft Windows for Workgroups, the MS-DOS Prompt display changes from "windowed" to full screen.

Also, when Undelete is running, you cannot press ALT+TAB, CTRL+ESC, or ALT+ENTER to switch tasks.


Undelete goes into exclusive mode to prevent other applications from changing the directory while Undelete has control. Without this precaution, it is possible that another program could create or delete a file in the current directory. Undelete could then be reading an invalid directory structure.

Additional query words: wfw wfwg 6.22 6.20 dos box

Keywords: KB105067