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

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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 ...
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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: ...
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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.
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Robocopy misunderstanding of destination folder

I want to create a simple script to move the entire contents of a folder up in the parent directory, and insert it in the context menu. Here is the script. I'm trying to understand how robocopy ...
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Script to quit program prior to Robocopy

I'm setting up a backup script for a client that will be scheduled to run once a month to backup his 200GB iTunes directory to his NAS. It's compiled using some defined parameters and ROBOCOPY ...
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ROBOCOPY Copying directory from remote computer: error 'the network path was not found'

I am trying to copy a folder from a remote computer using ROBOCOPY I'm using the following: NET USE \\192.168.10.90\IPC$ /u:server\[username] [password] ROBOCOPY \\192.168.10.90\home\lgr\ ...
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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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Robocopy options in windows 8.1

I am trying to copy 1TB of data. I want to copy everything possible, what kind of Robocopy options are recommended in this case? I use: /E = copy all all subdirectories including empty /dcopy:T = ...
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File copy software that first checks for errors and than copies only undamaged files? [closed]

I'm trying to copy files from a damaged HDD to a fine one (both connected via USB 3.0 under Windows 8.1) but I'm having a hard time since it's more than 1TB of data. I'm using robocopy with r:0 and ...
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Windows 7 Delete heavily nested folder structure [duplicate]

I was running a node script that went awry and created a folder structure like so: \myfolder \myfolder \file.txt \myfolder \file.txt \myfolder ...
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Trying to pseudo-sync 2 computers - why folders renamed?

Trying to pseudo-sync 2 computers - why folders renamed? Windows 7 - new computer Vista - old computer I create a new folder OldComputerDesktop in C:\Users\joeblow. I execute this: robocopy.EXE ...
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Looking for a way to copy a file that does not lock the file being copied

I am aggregating together data that is being generated at a bunch of disparate sources, in a mixed environment of various versions of windows (xp/7) and one linux (centos). The data is available via ...
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Robocopy: copy files preserving folder structure but adding a subfolder

I need to copy a folder which contains subfolders with files to a shared folder on another machine. During that, the script should create a custom subfolder in each destination folder and place files ...
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Performance of RoboCopy when complex folder structure & files are to sync

I would require some recommendations from you about the challenge that I am currently facing. Background : There are Network Attached Storage in the US and India Office. All the data currently ...
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Robocopy From Folder A - Only differences between Folder A and Folder B, to Folder C?

I have a system setup where 2 folders on separate drives / locations are normally mirrored via DFRS. This works perfectly and I have no issues with this. However, the system that owns these files (a ...
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Does robocopy make a local copy of the files?

I have a seagate NAS which I access over a shared folder. I also have 3 computers with a shared folder. I want to backup files from the 3 computers to the seagate NAS. I cannot run those tasks with ...
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special copy (maybe Robocopy) requierement

I have a special copy (maybe Robocopy) requierement: I have: A source directory (with sub-directories) A target directory (with sub-directories) Both directory structures are nearly the same. But ...
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Robocopy Issues

I try to backup my data with robocopy but having some problems with that: First thing is, that robocopy copys files that already exists and hasn't been changed. Also the output looks horrible if it ...
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Robocopy /XD Won't Work With Relative Paths

I am trying to run a robocopy /MOVE command but exclude a couple of sub-directories specified with the /XD flag. robocopy ".\CurrentDir" ".\NewDir" /XD ".\CurrentDir\SubDir1" ".\CurrentDir\SubDir2" ...
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Sync Only New Files

I have a large collection of photos. I only want to sync the latest (in my case right now 1 year) to a laptop. I have tried syncovery and Goodsync without seeing any modifiers that would only select ...
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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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Hidden folder in Robocopy

I'm trying to backup a hard drive with two partitions on it to another drive with only one partition using Robocopy. I am running my commands in PowerShell. The source drive is a USB2.0 drive and the ...
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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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Can Robocopy ensure file integrity?

I am trying to copy a large file, around 10G size, over Internet using Robocopy, but I am a bit concerned about the file integrity. So can I just trust Robocopy to ensure file integrity or I need to ...