Robocopy (or "Robust File Copy") is a command-line directory replication command.

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Robocopy problems - skipping files and ignoring /IS switch

I'm experiencing a weird problem that I cannot fix. I've simplified and narrowed down the problem in the following example: I've got 2 identical folders: D:\test D:\dropbox\test They both contain ...
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Moving folders and their content by the folder date and keeping the original time and date

I've checked several software packages and tried testing with Robocopy to move folders by their creation dates regardless of what the dates of the files are inside. Can this be done? It needs to be ...
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Movings files older than a certain date with Robocopy (Win 7)

I'm trying to move all files older than a certain date in a directory and all subdirectories to an Archive folder I set up. All it is doing is listing what is already in the Archive folder. I feel ...
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Robocopy what is the command to copy a dvd to my Hard Drive excluding a Folder?

I want to copy all the folders, subdirectories and files from a DVD to my hard drive excluding a Subdirectory, using Robocopy, what is the command for this task using this path? Copy all from D:\ ...
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Backup an arborescence from Robocopy /CREATE to WinRAR archive in one step

I would like to know if it's possible to save a large arborescence / file tree using Robocopy with /CREATE switch (which creates zero byte files -- the purpose is to have a reference of the ...
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How to copy a directory on Windows, preserving timestamps of all directories being copied

I want to copy a directory tree while preserving timestamps of any file and directory that is being copied. The source directory is on a data DVD (ISO-9660 filesystem). I am copying to an NTFS ...
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Merge folders and keep different file versions

Is it possible to merge multiple folder and keep all files in e.g. Windows 10. I was thinking about something somehow similiar to the Windows File History. For example, i have 2 folders (c:\folder, ...
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How to gentaly stop Robocopy

Since Robocopy is monitoring the source folder at least 1 minute or more, but one of my task needs to monitoring the source folder and move files shorter than 1 minute, like 10 seconds. A work around ...
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About robocopy slient operation result

I want to use robocopy to mirror a one way backup(mirroring) a directory, there are a lots of file list out what it is copying and flushing the screen all the time, so I search on Internet to how to ...
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How to back up only newer files

I wrote years ago a script using XCOPY with parameters /E /D /Y /V /R /H that allowed me to back up newer files to my dropbox having always everything updated. Since I upgraded to Windows 7 and 10 ...
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Robocopy e Compare Commands

I have two problems. I used ROBOCOPY to backup my external HDD in another external HDD. After skipping Error 2 and Error 5 using the following line: C:\>robocopy E: G: /e /r:3 /w:1 /sec /mir /z ...
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Robocopy: how to sync renames without deletions?

Basically I'm trying to emulate SyncToy's "Contribute" in Robocopy. "New and updated files are copied left to right. Renames on the left are repeated on the right. No deletion" With /purge it ...
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Robocopy not seeing new files if in the middle of copying a file

Doing some testing with robocopy on Windows 7 from local disk to a USB stick with this command (mostly copied from another post): ROBOCOPY c:\RC_Source d:\RC_Dest /E /ZB /XJ /XF "~." "~." ...
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Robocopy keep directory structure intact but include a large number of files

My question is basically the same as this one except I have a list of 370 files that have to be copied from source to destination. So my initial directory looks like folder1 folder2 folder3 ...
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How does RoboCopy scan folders?

I have inherited a Transfer job at work that is causing me some issues. We are using RoboCopy to transfer files from location to another location. The script does copy the files fine but is set to ...
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Copy specific folders on Windows (robocopy)

I want to do some thing simple (I thought...) I've got something like this: Folder01 |_File1 |_File2 |_File3 Folder02 |_File1 |_File2 |_File3 Folder03 |_File1 |_File2 |_File3 ...
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Robocopied files show in CMD but not in Explorer

I'm helping a friend to setup a back drive on his W7 machine. I installed a new hard drive internally to serve as a backup. I then wrote a simple script.bat that lives in his home folder, to be ...
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Which of these robocopy options caused data loss

I was making one last backup copy of contents of an old hard drive I'm about to repurpose, and ran the following command (in an elevated shell) to try to move old documents: robocopy Documents\ and\ ...
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Use robocopy to mirror source but ignore timestamp

I want to backup a folder to a share on a linux nas with robocopy. I use the commandline robocopy /mir <source> <dest> After a succesfull copy in explorer the timestamps are equal but ...
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Why does robocopy still try to copy Thumbs.db even with XF option?

Using robocopy (version 10.0.10586.0) on Windows 10 to copy files from one drive to another using the following command: ROBOCOPY c:\src D:\dest /MIR /COPY:DT /DCOPY:T /XJ /XF Thumbs.db /XD ...
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Write output of Windows Batch file command to text file?

I want to write the output of a robocopy command into a text file to see which files were copied. I tried robocopy drive:\ destination:\ /e /v>log.txt and robocopy drive:\ destination:\ /e /v ...
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Robocopy replace same date file move

I'm using robocopy to move data. I want to achieve this IF Source File data (Newer or Same) move/overwrite data Else skip file I need a switch or a way to just excluded newer not newer or same ...
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Robocopied Junction not Showing Icon? Robocopied Symbolic Link also Not Showing Icon?

I'm not familiar with how robocopy handles junctions, symbolic links, and hard links. I tried to copy one of each, and I noticed the icon that shows over a junction and symbolic link does not seem to ...
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Copy NTFS MetaData: Good Idea or Bad?

I wanted to "migrate" or "mostly clone" a drive to a new one. So, I robocopied a drive, and discovered that the destination has a few missing MetaData files including files from: ...
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Robocopy - misses files during copying (win7 Pro)

I'm using Robocopy to copy 60GB from one server drive to 2 drives in a dual (Duet) USB docking station. The commands used (both run at the same time) are: robocopy "i:\datax" "f:\datax" /copy:dat /e ...
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Access citrix mapped local drive from scheduled task in Windows

My setup is Linux Mint as host OS, which logs in to a Windows 7 machine using through Citrix. My local (linux) home directory is visible on the Windows system as \\Client\S$ What I want to do is ...
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Backup Files (robocopy) | Error on files in-use

OS: Windows 7 x64 (HomePremium) CMD: >robocopy [source] [destination] -options $ robocopy "C:\Users\itzme\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\geo2eich.default" ...
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How to reconnect hard drive without having to reset computer?

So I've recently needed to copy some large folders (35GB+) from my SSD to my 1TB internal storage HDD. I tried to manually copy the files but after some time the copying would just freeze so I did ...
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Robocopy: Log names of skipped/Failed files

I am using the following batch file to run my robocopy command: @ECHO OFF for /f %%a in ('wmic os get LocalDateTime ^| findstr ^[0-9]') do (set ts=%%a) robocopy [source] [target] ...
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Append a string in the log file (.txt) created using robocopy

Currently with this command: robocopy Y:\source X:\target\Test /log:Y:\source\dem.txt /s /njh /njs /nc /np /ns /tee I am able to create a log file (dem.txt) which contains the name of the files ...
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Robocopy: How to copy assets from multiple locations to a single location and maintain a log

I have multiple folders containing assets (each folder has subfolders containing these assets .mp3, .txt, .png, etc). I want to copy all this assets along with the subfolder to a single ...
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How do I create a log of robocopy actions and save in a text file named with today's date?

I am copying some assets from one folder to another using robocopy in command prompt. However, I want to log name of all those copied assets in a .txt file. This .txt file should be saved in the form ...
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Windows 7 thinks every folder is shared

I have a hard drive that I'm moving thousands of folders off, which I would do either using robocopy /mov or windows explorer cut and paste. Robocopy won't move the folders, and explorer prompts me ...
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Copying a subset of a large folder, preferably using robocopy

I want to copy some files from a huge share on a high-latency server. I can do it with multiple robocopy commands: robocopy /MT \\slow\share\path1 c:\my\path1 *.exe robocopy /MT \\slow\share\path2 ...
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Robocopy - NTFS Access is Denied

I am trying to backup a disk from one share to another using robocopy with the following command: robocopy \\servername\E$ \\servername\F$\Copy /E /ZB /copyall /r:5 /w:30 /dcopy:T ...
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What is backup mode in Robocopy

I am trying to copy a large database backup file over network. The traditional program copy or xcopy failed with different binary resulted. Also tried robocopy without parameter, and resulted a ...
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Wildcard in rename and robocopy command into batch file

What I am attempting to do is automate some work I do daily. What I would like to happen is a prompt saying What is your name? Then use that answer as a variable to be used in different commands like ...
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robocopy cannot find the path specified

I wrote a small BATCH-File to sync my PC and Notebook folders for university. REM set tdate=%date: =% REM set tdate=%tdate:/=% REM REM set ttime=%time: =% REM set ttime=%ttime:.=% REM set ...
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Copying files from somewhere within a directory tree to a folder

I have a mirror of a large website that I need to reorganize, most of the images and files I've been able to programmatically move and relink up; however, there are a few (few is a relative term, ...
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Can I use Window's Robocopy to safely backup MySQL tables?

I've got a MySQL database on a server running Windows 7, and I want to create a quick (but safe!) copy without shutting anything down. I issue FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK, run Robocopy, then issue ...
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Fast acces to OneDrive as file system for backups

I was going to use the robocopy utility from Windows 10 to backup some folders to my OneDrive storage as described in this article: ...
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Robocopy - Backup only new files

I have an access to a network drive where news folder are created everyday. This drive is named G: I want to backup all the folders from G:\ to D:\WebUpload Being given that there are a lot of ...
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Powershell script to be called by serveral servers to copy log files to remote location

We have several servers that save log files locally and I'm trying to automate logging to a single network location with a name of the parent folder where log files are stored and date modified time ...
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Robocopy GUI log shows 1 skipped but none were

I copied 145 mb with Robocopy GUI. Source and Destination show exact same properties (# of files, directories, and size). The log file shows 100% at the end of every line. I assume that means ...
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Copy based on last modified date of files

I want to copy from below source dir to the desired destination as shown below. Source dir: --Dummy ----dirA (contain files last modified 2/7/2015) ----dirB (contain files last modified 3/7/2015) ...
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RoboCopy unable to copy between a server on a domain to a computer in a workgroup

I have a RoboCopy problem and here is the scenario. My server is running Windows Server Essentials 2012 R2. My laptop is running Windows 10 Technical Preview. The server is running as a domain ...
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Error when trying to copy over the network using robocopy

C:\Users\Alex.Newton>robocopy /"\centlpf01cz6c\c$\Program Files\ProgramName\/" /" \centlpf01cz6c\Program Files\TestBatch\Test\/" ...
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Robocopy using souring source and destination pc as shared folders

Scenario: I have 3 pc's on the network. Lets name it A, B and C PC A - used to run robocopy. PC B - has shared folders on the network - source. PC C - has folders onto which files from B are ...
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Full copy OS drive via network

I want to use Robocopy to copy entire "C:" drive from one machine to another. problem is that on this machine there are many files that are opened by other processes since this is the OS drive. how ...
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Robocopy backup via Citrix wrong timestamps

I connect to a Windows 2008R2 via Citrix from a MAC. The task is to backup the HDD to my local HDD which I connected as a network drive z: in Windows. The problem is that on my Mac the files modified ...