Contents of the BACKSTAT.DOC file
BACKSTAT tells the BACKup STATus of all the files on your hard disk.
It is intended to be placed in your AUTOEXEC.BAT file so you can be
reminded each time you start your computer. Perhaps if you see how
bad things are (in terms of what would be lost if your system crashed
RIGHT NOW) you will be motivated to do that backup you've been putting
To run the program simply add the line
to your AUTOEXEC.BAT file, or you can type BACKSTAT at the DOS prompt.
You will see this message on your screen:
BACKSTAT V1.0 Copyright (C) 1987 Ed Ross
In a few moments the backup status will be shown as:
NNNNN bytes in NN files will be lost when drive X: crashes.
The N's will be replaced by actual numbers, and X will be the current
You can also look at the status of any other disk drive by including the
drive letter on the command line. To see the status of drive D just type:
That's all there is to it. I hope this program encourages you to take
more frequent backups and that you NEVER loose any important data!