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

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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 ERROR 32 (0x00000020) Deleting Source File xx.pdf The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process

Robocopy ERROR 32 (0x00000020) Deleting Source File xx.pdf The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process. Situation: users have an assigned folder to place file(s) ...
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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 ...
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Robocopy (without /l flag) running for hours making log file huge, but not actually copying anything

Here's my command: Robocopy C: C:\C_root /FP /BYTES /TEE /S /E /COPYALL /DCOPY:T /MOVE /Z /ETA /XJ /R:2 /W:30 /XF pagefile.sys /XD /LOG:C:\robocopy.log. BTW, notice the /XD option above. ...
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RoboCopy Log File Analysis

Is it possible to analyse the log text file outputted from RoboCopy and extract the lines which are defined as "New Dir" and "Extra Dir"? I would like the line from the log contain all the details ...
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Robocopy mirror erasing files from excluded directory

I'm using robocopy (v 5.1.10.1027) to transfer files to my dev server through a network share. I'm using the /MIR option to make sure extra files get removed in case I rename something. There are ...
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RoboCopy and length of file paths

I'm using RoboCopy to back up between two hard drives. I have noticed that the log is highlighting files that its copied to the destination folder even though they haven't changed since the last back ...
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How to use Robocopy in true restartable mode

I am currently using the /Z flag in a Windows Robocopy command with the intention of creating a "restartable" copy job. However, when the copy command is re-executed after an interruption, the copy ...
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Why can't a Task Scheduler job access a mapped network drive?

I have a Task Scheduler job to run Robocopy for backing up local files to a network share. I have to use domain credentials to access the network share but the local computer is not on the domain, and ...
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Copy Files from One Drive to Another and Keep Hard-Link in Windows

I have drive A: with 16G Space and plenty of files, due to the Hard-link feature in NTFS, the files together is 15G but only takes 2G of real space. I like to copy all those files to drive B: which ...
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Robocopy errors when running Jenkins script

I've tried to follow other SU links Getting robocopy to return a proper exit code and I've have this step in Jenkins (robocopy d:\vol\CruiseControl.NET\Websitecode\%SITENAME%" ...
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Robocopy 1326 Error

How to fix Robocopy Error 1326? Unknown username and bad password? I'm trying to back up the files in the workstations without a domain, to put into a file server that is a member of a domain. Any ...
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Robocopy causing network disconnects

PROBLEM: I am trying to copy a large folder (my music) from my Windows 7 machine to a Windows 8 machine via a LAN. Inevitably, once robocopy is run, the state of the network will start fluctuating ...
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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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How can I clone a directory structure with symbolic links (in-tact, also duplicated)?

We use Kiln for our source control; and back it up by copying the KilnRepositories folder to another (local) drive while the services are all stopped, and then on to a network drive afterwards (the ...
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Robocopy copying unchanged files to other server

I have a problem with a robocopy script that is supposed to mirror a directory including the NTFS ACL from one server to another server. It seems that even though no files have changed, the complete ...
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Permissions issue migrating data across domains

I have 2 domains, lets call them "OLDDomain" and "NEWDomain". The previous admin "migrated" the users from OLDDomain to NEWDomain by painstakingly going through active directory user by user. Then ...
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robocopy with DCOPY:T does not work

I am using Windows 7. The robocopy switch DCOPY:T can be used (I mean there is no parameter error) in the command robocopy C:\TEST F:\test /E /MIR /COPYALL /DCOPY:T However, folder timestamps are ...
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Copy in use files with security Permissions

Is there a free Windows utility that will let me copy folders and sub folder contents with their NTFS security permissions and let me copy in use files?
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Robocopy: show skipped files and files with an error while copying

I'm using the following command for copying files while preserving timestamps: robocopy [source] [destination] /E /ZB /COPY:DAT /DCOPY:T /R:1 /W:5 /V /NFL /NDL /NS /NC /NP /log:"[log-path]" /XD ...
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why does robocopy say this file is older?

why does robocopy say this file is older? Robocopy shows (I think I used /MIR and /L) 2 M:\bk\laptopcopy\pics\ Older 79248 regular-expressions-cheat-sheet-v2.png ...
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RoboCopy sees two files as changed when they are exactly the same

Using RoboCopy I am copying large sets of files between storage devices and have noticed some strange behavior: On many occasions where the source and destination file are the same, RoboCopy sees the ...
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Does robocopy mir switch, on a single file, only add the changed parts to destination file or makes a full copy?

The headline says it all I hope but just in case I'll ellaborate. File A is a word file with 50 pages, it's size is 47 kb. File A is copied from source folder to destination folder. File A is then ...
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One Way Syncing between two folders using a third folder

I want to create a one way sync between Folder A and Folder B so far so good and RoboCopy does the job. But Some of the files in Folder B will be moved to Folder C (not controlled by this system) So ...
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Robocopy - how to copy the NEWEST file in catalog?

I want to copy one file that is the newest in whole catalog. How to do it using robocopy? I know /xo and /xn options but it doesn't do what I need.
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ROBOCOPY /MIR (or /PURGE) follows and deletes target symlinks

Let's say we have a folder SOURCEDIR to be synchronized with TARGETDIR. The problem: if TARGETDIR contains directory symlinks, ROBOCOPY /MIR (or /PURGE) will follow the symlink, and delete every file ...
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robocopy /mir changes destination folder name-how to prevent that

When I run a robocopy batch file that reads: robocopy "C:\Users\mgo\Documents" "E:\Documents backup on the UltraBay drive" /mir the destination folder gets renamed to "E:\My documents" WHY? How to ...
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Copy my documents without rename in windows 7

All, Occasionally I use xcopy or robocopy to copy my documents folder as a backup. The issue is no matter what I name it, say MD_Backup, Windows always renames it to My Documents. I'd really like it ...
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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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Why does Robocopy ignore the /copy flags?

Robocopy Copy Flags? I just recently made an answer here http://stackoverflow.com/a/15211788/891976 where I suggested using robocopy and its /copy flags, but for some as of yet unknown reason, the ...
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Batch file to move/compress/delete files

I am trying to write a batch script that will run automatically daily to do the following: Move files older than 2 days to from the main directory (Jason) to an archive directory. Zip files in the ...
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How to use Robocopy to copy a folder structure into all (sub)folders located under one directory?

Is there anyway for me to quickly take an empty folder structure I have created on my desktop and copy it to 488 other folders all located on a network drive but in the same folder? My primary ...
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Robocopy command to winnow “empty” folders but keep subfolders with files

Have multiple-level folder trees with folders that have files and subfolders, other folders without files but with subfolders. I'd like to copy to a destination but not copy the folders lacking files, ...
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No logfile when combining Robocopy with Task Scheduler

I am trying to create a .bat file with Robocopy and schedule it using Task Scheduler in Windows 7. The issue that I am having is with the creation of the log file. When I click on the .bat file, a log ...
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Robocopy, starts, then stops [closed]

Hey I know robocopy is capable of bypassing the whole 260 character path limit in windows, so I was going to use it, but I came to a slight problem. When I launched it, the CMD for it pops up for ...
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robocopy from a shared folder using winrm

My goal is to use winrm to connect to a remote machine and then run a robocopy command on this remote machine that results into copying files from a remote shared drive on the network into this ...
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Scheduled Tasks - Display the script [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why is Windows 7 scheduled task running hidden? I have a couple of Robocopy scripts setup in a scheduled task, but is there a way to actually display the cmd prompt with ...
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robocopy from remote server that requires private/public key authentication

I know that the robocopy command will only work with existing drives, not remote servers, so if I'd like to use the robocopy command to run periodic file backups from a remote server, I have to map ...
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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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Disk size data is inconsistant (more then i can hold)

I have several disk partitions, i made then each 250gb. I used robocopy to copy one partition to another I got an error the destination disk is out of space. wtf they are the same size. I right ...
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Robocopy launches and then hangs/just sits there

I'm setting up an archive process to store old files on an external hard drive. The computer in question is running Windows 7 Pro 32bit. We have a server folder with 150,000+ files in it, most of ...