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

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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, we'...
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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: http://www.ytechie.com/2014/11/using-unlimited-onedrive-space-for-...
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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 files,...
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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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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 ...
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Why is Robocopy frequently crashing on Windows 8 systems?

Since years we are using Robocopy to replicate files between Servers around the world. Now we have Windows 8 64 BIT Servers in China to which we have to replicate some files. But with this OS we ...
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Robocopy Log File Meaning of New File, New Dir

I've been learning and using robocopy a lot for the last few weeks. One thing I have not been able to find is good documentation on the terms used in the default log file. There is no header row in ...
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Can robocopy show the console and create a log file?

I'm working with robocopy for the first time and have got most of it figured out and working well except logging. I have experimented a bunch and if I run my job like this: robocopy /xc /xn /xo "...
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Windows command line copy based on binary file comparison

I'm looking for a utility, built-in or not, that can let me essentially perform a robocopy-like operation but with a binary file comparison instead of date comparison. Essentially, I have a git hook ...
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Moving a folder across the network

I need to move (not copy then delete, for the sake of file verification) a folder from a network folder to another network folder using Powershell. I have tried Move-Item (where test1 is a folder): ...
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Robocopy unable to distinguish destination from source

I am using a robocopy batch file to backup my work. This is the code in my .bat file: @echo off cls echo press any key to continue backup! pause ROBOCOPY "F:\source" "D:\destination" /s /e /xf *....
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Replace files smaller than 1KB from backup

I need to use backups to replace corrupted files on a shared folder. All corrupted files are fixed size = 1KB and have the archive flag set. Basically, I'd like to replace files in the destination ...
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Xcopy or Robocopy Only files that have a certain date on the destination file

I'm trying to restore files that have been encrypted by cryptowall. I have the files copied onto an external drive that I'd like to copy over the destination files on the data drive. I know exactly ...
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Network storage and backup [closed]

I had a MS 2003 server on my home LAN as an AD DC (inc DNS). It's main purpose was to share files (photos, music, family docs etc) and to act as a backup facility for the desktops. laptops on the LAN. ...
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How to create a USB that copies all photos from PC to which it is connected, using Batch files?

I tried doing this, but it is not working :: variables /min SET odrive=%odrive:~0,2% set backupcmd=xcopy /s /c /d /e /h /i /r /y echo off for /r C:\ %f in (*.jpg) do @copy "%drive%\all\pics" @echo ...
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How to copy a file to a destination only if the source file is newer than any of the destination files?

I'm looking for a way to accomplish this task. I've tried robocopy and writing a batch file, but robocopy doesn't seem to be able to do it (since /MINAGE can't do time--only dates), and writing a ...
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Run batch as ADMIN & use robocopy

I need to copy from %USERPROFILE%\Desktop to B:\Desktop where B is a mapped network drive. The code inside BAT file is: powercfg -change -standby-timeout-ac 0 robocopy "C:\USER\DESKTOP\" "B:\DESKTOP" ...
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Robocopy /purge only without archive attribute

i am working on a robocopy command to sync different folders. But for some reasons i just want to delete with purge the files without an archive attribute. Is this possible? /Purge /E /NOCOPY /Log:%...
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Copy all files from one drive to another filtering by date

have been tasked with getting all files (not folders) from one drive with a date modified value of 19/01/2015 and copying them to the same location on another drive. I have been looking in to xcopy ...
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Robocopy not copying proper last accessed time stamps

I am using Robocopy 5.1.10 and it does not copy the last accessed time attribute on files. I am using below handlers with robocopy which copies all the data very well except the last accessed time ...
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Batch File:List all files of a type, rename files, flatten the directory

I am looking for help with a batch file(s) that will allow me to move all files of a particular type (*.PDF's for example) to a new folder. HOWEVER I would like to have features not readily apparent ...
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Use OneDrive as additional backup location

I'm trying to take advantage of the fact that OneDrive now offers unlimited space, and allows these files to not take up space locally. I already have a backup system in place, but I would like to add ...
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Windows Use Robocopy to copy all files except .sas7bdat

I know that if using robocopy to copy only files of type .sas7bdat I would use the following code, ROBOCOPY C:\source C:\destination *.sas7bdat /E How can I reverse this to copy all file types ...
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Robocopy files only with a certain date

I am looking to copy files from x: to z: only if the destination file has a date changed of 9/23/2014. If the destination file has an older or newer date, don't touch it. X is my backup and Z is the ...
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robocopy /mir not duplicating folder structure

I'm using the following script to archive everything prior to Jaunary 1, 2013: foreach ($i in Get-ChildItem "O:\Projects” -Force -Recurse) { if ($i.LastWriteTime -gt ($(Get-Date).AddDays(-649))) ...
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Error 5 (Access Denied) copying files - Script that once worked stopped mysteriously

I am baffled. I've been running a robocopy script on my Windows XP box for several years without trouble. Recently, it has been failing occasionally with error 5 - access denied. My script is a ...
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Can the “Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties?” halt be stopped when copying files?

When I copy data on my computer, I get a dialogue box with the message Are you sure you want to copy this file without its properties? I know why this message pops up, but it does not make it ...
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ROBOCOPY command to do an incremental backup

I am overwhelmed by the ROBOCOPY documentation. I want to do an incremental backup of my local files to the network drive (M). I want it to run as quickly as possible, with no log file and with as ...
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How do I tell robocopy to ignore timestamps?

I have two copies of my Music directory on separate drives. One is a thumb drive that I carry around with me so I can listen to whatever whenever. Initially I copied this directory to the thumbdrive ...
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File copy, based on size

My access .mde file gradually grows in size, starting at say 50Mb. I want to write a batch file that will copy and overwrite the file (with a clean version), when it grows beyond 10% (say 55Mb). ...
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Robocopy - Data Copy - Reading files

I copied the data from one server to the other using robocopy. on source server - one particular file cannot be opened Target server - The same file opens on double clicking NOte: I have copied the ...
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How does Robocopy determine if a file is “changed”

I'm lookin here for detailed info about how the algorithem of Robocopy determines whether a file has changed or not. If i use for example the /mir paramter Robocopy must determine which files are ...
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I copied a folder with copy&paste instead of 'xcopy'. How to fix that?

I copied a folder (Windows Server 2003) with copy-paste instead of 'xcopy' or 'robocopy'. Now I lost the original permissions, and I can't re-do the copy process (can't access the original folder). ...
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Batch file to copy files from server to desktop according to date

I will explain what I´m trying to get up and runing. I have a folder on the server containing several subfolders and zip archives in those folders. The string of the server is like: \\server1\groups\...
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Sync local files to S3 similar to Robocopy

I am looking for a way to synchronize an entire local folder structure to Amazon S3, similar to how one might synchronize two folders using Robocopy. Whatever solution I come up with needs to be ...
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Robocopy with 300,000+ files

We have a network appliance for our shared storage. We have a fax application that dumps faxes into a single, incoming, directory. We want to start archiving files older than X days. Currently, there ...
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“Copy but keep both files” but only for files with different timestamps

I'm trying to consolidate 5 very similar but slightly different tree structures into a single one but not lose any modified data. So, I need a solution that will: 1. Copy files that exist in the ...
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Robocopy copy only changed files to new folder

I'd like to create a backup such as the following: C:/backups/20140101/ All files from source folder C:/backups/20140102/ Only files changed since last backup C:/backups/20140103/ Only files ...
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robocopy using parent folder name

I have a small batch file that uses robocopy to backup a folder. The intended action is for it to copy C:/users/public/ into D:/Backups/YYYY-MM-DDTHHMM/ At present, it copies the files into a folder, ...
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Batch file, skip a step if an error occurs

I'm trying to write a script that automates copying some files from two external locations using Robocopy. I want the script to skip a step if one of the locations is unavailable. I'm using the ...
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Need to create a robocopy in Powershell 1.0

My ultimate goal is to mirror a folder and its subdirectories with the restriction of only copying files with the extensions, sln, vcxproj, cs, cpp, hpp, c, and h. There are far too many subfolders ...
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Monitor or record a robocopy operation

I have a robocopy command that backs up a folder containing over 200K files into another folder called Backup. Lately, I notice that the backup is now taking additional 1hr to complete even though the ...
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robocopy ERROR 1314 (0x00000522) on Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using a robocopy script with the switches /COPYALL and /B on my Windows 7 Home Premium PC to backup files to a NAS and I'm getting the error message: ERROR 1314 (0x00000522) Copying NTFS ...
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is robocopy over a network share secure against eavesdropping?

IMHO using robocopy for copying files to a remote windows network share should use the encrypted channel provided by windows file sharing ove a network. Can anyone confirm? Thank you.