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robocopy /"C:\Users\john smith\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\project\checker\bin\Debug\/" /"C:\Users\john smith\project\Assemblies/" checker.dll

When I run this through the command line it adds an extra C:\ before the filepaths (e.g. C:\Users\john smith\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\project\checker\bin\Debug\ becomes C:\C:\Users\john smith\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\project\checker\bin\Debug\).


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looks like / is interpreted as drive root (`c:\`). Those forward slashes seem out of place, what's their intended purpose btw? – wmz Oct 3 '12 at 14:56
It's supposed to escape the quote marks I had to include since my filepaths have spaces. – MHTri Oct 3 '12 at 15:52
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The forward slashes were unnecessary - they were indeed screwing up robocopy's path interpreter. However, when building with Visual Studio's macros you have to add an extra trailing backslash to escape the included backslash of a path, otherwise it will escape the quote mark.

So the working command is: robocopy "C:\Users\john smith\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Projects\project\checker\bin\Debug\" "C:\Users\john smith\project\Assemblies" checker.dll

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