Contents of the OWNER.DOC file
OWNER : Cluster Owner Program
Version 1.61, 21-Apr-1987
(C) Copyright 1986,1987 by
All Rights Reserved
This program enables the user to easily determine what file a
specified cluster belongs to. The first cluster on any disk is
considered by DOS to be #2.
Some utilities will check all the clusters on your disk to see if
any are bad. But once you know which cluster is bad, you have no easy
way of determining what file that cluster belongs to. This program
solves that problem. You give it the cluster number in question, and
it will search all of the directories on the disk to determine which
file "owns" it. Once you have determined which file the cluster
belongs to, you can then copy it to another place on the disk, or
RECOVER it, or simply delete it. You may then use the MARK program to
mark that cluster as bad.
OWNER [d:] n [[d:] n [...]]
d: = Optional Drive Letter
n = Cluster Number to Check
OWNER 10 (Will tell what file owns cluster 10 on the default
OWNER A: 100 (Will tell what file owns cluster 100 on Drive A:)
OWNER D: 5 12 (Will tell what file owns cluster 5 on Drive D:,
and what file owns cluster 12 on Drive D:)
OWNER 17 A: 7 (Will tell what file owns cluster 17 on the default
drive, and what file owns cluster 7 on Drive A:)
Versions 1.00-1.52 Pre-Release Versions
Version 1.60 Added ability to specify drive letter and
multiple clusters on command line.
Version 1.61 Fixed obscure bug that would cause "Appears to
be lost" messages erroneously. Should also
run faster in this version.
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