What's the help command in drive X:\ (Recovery Drive) CMD Prompt?


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    What's the help command in drive X:\ (Recovery Drive) CMD Prompt?


    Does the HELP, /?, /help or ? work in the CMD Prompt of Drive X:\ (Windows Recovery Environment on Windows 10)?

    It doesn't on my computer, concerned it might be tampering if not simply a quirk of Windows RE.
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       #2

    No, it doesn't work for me either. The recovery environment only seems to contain a sub-set of commands, those that would be of most use in a recovery situation, help.exe is not included though. Those commands that are included do come with their own help, try Xcopy /? for example.

    Edit: In fact, it is possible to copy help.exe and its associated help.exe.mui file to a USB and run it from the recovery environment command prompt. It's not worth doing though, as all help does when you type something like 'help xcopy' is run the command itself and tell it to display its own help.
    Last edited by Bree; 10 Dec 2017 at 08:39.
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  3. Posts : 107
    Windows
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for the answer.

    Very helpful. :)
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  4. Posts : 25,092
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #4

    You're welcome.
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