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Batch copy gives errors, xcopy works fine

I am writing a general file backup program. It searches the drive for files matching a set of types and then writes them to a folder on the desktop. I wrote it using xcopy on Windows XP but upon ...
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(x)copy a directory, not only files

I want to copy a directory to another one. Let's say we have following structure: DIR src\ FILE file DIR dest\ This copies src\file to dest\file, but I want dest\src\file. xcopy /E src ...
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Modify and copy DVD [duplicate]

I have a existing DVD (happens to be Windows 7), and I would like to copy it to another DVD. Before doing so, I would like to slightly modify the content by deleting a single file. I can either use ...
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Robocopy; How to copying missing files to a different location from original copy?

I am using Robocopy to transfer around 1 tb worth of files from an external drive to a virtual Windows Server 2008 machine hosted on an ESXi 5.1 VMWare server using USB pass-through. I used the ...
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Very erratic file transfer speeds in Windows 8.1

This may not have anything to do with the OS but here are the results of copying the same 20GB file between two internal SSDs and over the network. For internal disk transfers, the peak followed by ...
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Find files with data errors

I have to back up a lot of files from DVDs. I am encountering cyclic redundancy check errors for some of the files. I am wondering if there is a Windows command line utility that will find all files ...
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How to Copy File and Folder permissions but not folders and files?

I have two copies of same folder in windows. but the permissions of one of them are missing. How can I copy permissions of the original source to other? I know I can use the xcopy command but the data ...
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What is the equivalent of “cp --verbose” on windows for copy?

I 'm using the command copy in a build script to export apk files in a specific folder on the network and rename it by adding the release number as a suffix. I tried giving the option -v but I'm ...
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How can I keep XCOPY from copying more than it should?

I have a script for copying files from one folder to another. The XCOPY command looks like this: XCOPY /E /Y /V /D:%date% %reportsDataPath% TMP\ The date flag is supposed to make it copy only ...
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Copy folder structure on Windows except for one folder with files

I need to copy folder structure without files except for one sub-folder. That is I want to copy the folder structure without files plus only one of the sub-folder to be copied with its content. I can ...
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RoboCopy - Moving Data with Preservation

Robocopy D:\ Z:\c /E /Z /B /COPYALL /DCOPY:T /SECFIX /MIR /SEC /xd "RECYCLER" "$RECYCLE.BIN" "System Volume Information" "Thumbs.db" Some files I get the access denied error even when running as ...
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How to optionally copy and rename a file in Windows?

Basically, in an automated batch file, I want to copy and rename a file if the destination file is missing or older. There are several variants, which do not quite work: copy /Y c:\source\a.file ...
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Moving files while they are copied?

I am copying about a terabyte worth of data composed of several thousand files. Windows estimates about 7 hours left, however, while it is copying, I moved a file to a different location. Windows has ...
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158 views

Moving the 'Windows' folder onto another hard drive?

I need to move the main Windows folder (About 22Gb) off it's current hard drive and onto another one. Is it as simple as copy and paste while the computer is running and booted up? (I'm guessing it's ...
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How to copy MS Windows symlink files as is?

I made some symlinks in MS Windows using mklink /D command. But when copy it, Windows Explorer always perform deep copy instead copying symlink itself. How can I just copy the link? I need to send ...
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176 views

File modified date changed on copying files

In a windows server 2003 R2 when files are copied from one path to another path i found some files for which modified date is changed to older than the actual modified date.I found that modified date ...
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607 views

How do I copy multiple files from multiple directories to a single directory, but only copying new or edited files?

I work on my laptop to create a number of files of varying formats in nested sub-directories. Other files also exist in these directories that I am not interested in copying. Essentially, I want to ...
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Copy all files, skip those already existing, and delete those in destination not in source

I imagine this could be done with Robocopy - I want to copy my music library from its folder on my PC to my mp3 player. I have ~5000 songs, and I'll probably run the copy every time I add an album. ...
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windows: copy a selected file in a subdirectory and preserve directory structure

I want to copy selected files in a sub directory from the source folder to a destination folder, at the same time, preserve the directory structure. Source source_dir sub1 file_1 file_2 sub2 ...
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Using Batch File to Transfer files to flash drive when connected [duplicate]

I have about 1,000 flash drives that I need to move a set of files onto. I'm looking for a way to reduce the amount of time this will take. Thoughts: Attach task to the event of connecting flash ...
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How can I un-concatenate a bunch of files?

I accidentally made a backup of folder using "copy folder folder_backup" and got a file called folder_backup. It contains all the bits of the folder. And I accidentally deleted the folder. How do I ...
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553 views

Windows command to copy file forcefully when that file is used by another process

I am copy a file using copy command. But its throwing some error. copy /y ..\BuildLog.htm . Error is : The process cannot access the file because its used by another process XCOPY /Y is also ...
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Windows 8 hides / data copied from a Windows 7 computer. Or am I losing my mind?

I've had this happen two different times: 1) I backed up a client's hard drive to my large backup drive. 2) I do initial Windows 8 setup on new Laptop. 3) I pull the hard drive from the Windows 8 ...
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841 views

Transfer files from Ubuntu Server to Windows

I have a webpage in a Ubuntu Server, and I use ssh to connect to it. Now I'm looking for a solution to transfer files (indeed, to transfer the backups generated there automatically) to my Windows ...
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464 views

Automatically copy a folder when it gets updated

I am working on a project on my hard drive F, but my Dropbox-Folder is on my hard drive D. Now I want, that everytime I save something in the folder on hard drive F, that it get's automatically copied ...
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283 views

File copy slow from desktop

When I copy a large file like 5GB+ from one server share to another server share using my desktop, why is it so much slower than if I login to the server and copy it to the very same place? I mean I ...
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App / Script to get extra confirmation before copying files to a folder in Windows

Anyone know any app to give me an extra confirmation (would be great with a custom message) before copying / overwriting files in a directory in Windows? I need this so i do not copy new code to a ...
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How to copy only new files AND only those that are modified after a certain date?

I would like to copy files from one drive to another, but I only want to copy source files that are newer than the destination file. BUT, I also want to only copy source files that have been changed ...
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417 views

How do I copy and synchronize my files from WinXP to Win8?

I'm trying to migrate my files from WinXP to Win8, but they use different paths. WinXP uses C:\Documents and Settings and Win8 uses C:\Users. Plus, WinXP uses Chloe\My Documents\My Music, while Win8 ...
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124 views

How do I ignore errors with Unison?

I'm trying to synchronize two directories using Unison, however if it encounters a file with an error, then it skips the entire directory! I don't believe it should skip the whole directory, and ...
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364 views

Copy one list of files to another

I have a list of files extracted from a table in a SQL database. The file can be either a delimited text file or an excel spreadsheet, whichever works best. The file looks like this ...
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353 views

Windows - Check if copy is in progress via command line

I was wondering, is there any way to know via the command line in windows if a copy is in progress? I'm writing a batch script to automatically shutdown all the computers on my network but we do ...
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Locally syncing two computers so they are the same

I'm thinking of eventually, when I have more money, buying a laptop, so it's more convenient for me to work at school or wherever I eventually get hired. Eventually, maybe. I don't think I'll have ...
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How to boot a computer with a HDD from another PC?

I need to back up the files of an HDD but the only way I can do that is to plug it into another computer's HDD input. The problem is, now the other computer will not boot. If I try to boot with safe ...
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Copying only newer files from one folder to another

I have 2 folders with files. These files are the product of some build process. The first folder is the outputs of previous build while the latter is the output of the current build. I would like to ...
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705 views

How to preserve directory structure, dates and attributes when copying dir trees in Windows on FATxx volumes?

Is there a tool (sync, backup or copy like) that can do for directory trees on a FATxx partition what an utility like Norton Ghost does for whole volumes? A tool that, while copying directory trees, ...
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542 views

How to copy text from Java program?

I am using a Java program called JDownloader v0.9.581 and I wish to copy the full file and link list from main scrolling window. JDownloader has no way to save the full list as a text file. I have ...
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“More than one remote source not supported” when copying files via pscp

I need to copy a file from Windows to Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried using the code below: pscp C:\abc.php username@server: . But it shows an error: More than one remote source not supported How ...
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How do I hide “Extra File” and “100%” lines from robocopy output?

I have a robocopy script to back up our Kiln repositories that runs nightly, which looks something like this: robocopy "$liveRepoLocation" "$cloneRepoLocation" /MIR /MT /W:3 /R:100 ...
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Copy file after change, cmd Windows

I'm using this command to copy a file on a daily basis. COPY "E:\ClipData.txt" "Clipboard\ClipData.txt" But is there anyway without making it complicated, to copy the file after the source file has ...
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4k views

How to copy files according to file list using batch script?

I have a folder with a multitude of files, and I have a list (txt) of specific files which I want to copy from this folder. It will go something like this: For each filename: cp (filename in folder) ...
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Command-line sort and copy text files to one single file renders an error

I stumbled on question 217394 which explains how to copy files sorted alphabetically into one single file. Trying to implement the command myself rendered the following error message: The system ...
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Is there any way a user can view or copy non-editable GUI controls' contents at runtime?

Here are two examples of what I mean: I am sure you all too have experienced this frustration before. A dialog box opens that displays only part of a long string (e.g. a file path), but won't allow ...
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What's a good way to move large amounts of files from one place to another, using the file path?

I'm going to move my Winamp library from its current location (in various folders inside My Documents) to My Music, but I can't just drag and drop them, as there's thousands of files within My ...
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1answer
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Create .img of a disk from command line?

I need to create a .bin or .img of a disk from the command line. I have tried using rawcopy (an .exe that I downloaded from the internet), but that is rubbish. Does anyone know of other ...
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Copy data from a remote Linux box to my Windows desktop

I use Putty to login to the remote server and then set the environment and change the path to a particular directory. Now from this dir, I need to copy a folder to my desktop which is Windows? How ...
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Copy all files created after a specific hour in command line (Windows)?

I would like to easily copy a batch of files from one very big directory to another based on the hour of creation (every hour i want to copy the files from last hour). I have used Xcopy /D function ...
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108 views

Can I rely on CDs and DVDs for storage when I copy them without errors?

I have old CD and DVDs. I am copying the files I have on these discs to my hard drive, but can I be sure that these files are not broken? I copy these files with no errors and don't want to keep the ...
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Windows xp/ Windows 7 copy command behavior

We have a folder to which a lot of people copy files. Instead of over writing the existing file on the folder, I would like to rename the original file first, and then copy the new file. Example: ...
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Command/script to copy files with certain ext, which may have the same name, from folder structure to singe directory and rename

From a source directory structure (multiple folders), I need to copy all csv files to a single target directory. I found a command to do this, though files of the same name exist within different ...