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

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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 w:...
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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 c:\...
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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%" "\\%SERVERNAME%\...
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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 ...