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

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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 copying files from source to destination in backup mode and with file security permissions intact

I need to utilize robocopy to mirror files and folders from one shared location to another shared location, in restartable backup mode with security permissions. My current command is: robocopy ...
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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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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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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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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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How do I launch Robocopy with a scheduled batch file and not have the command prompt appear? [duplicate]

I'm using Robocopy to keep two hard drives constantly synced up. I've created a task which runs the following batch file: @echo off robocopy "D:" "L:" /MIR /Z /MOT:1 /MON:1 /XA:H /R:1000000 /W:5 ...
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Using Robocopy to copy files in order, not alphabetically

Do you guys know of a Robocopy switch that will allow me to mirror my Links (Windows 7) in the order I have them on my main machine, to another machine? When I run Robocopy now, all the Links copy ...
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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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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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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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Windows Junction / Move File Issues

I am working on a computer where I am moving C:\Users\User to D:\Users\User and I am going to create a junction. All files moved successfully during the move except: My Pictures My Videos ...
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Robocopy Wizards: Copy Multiple User's Stickies

Any Robocopy Wizards out there? Trying to figure out how to make a copy of the Stickynotes file (C:\users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt) for all users, and place it ...
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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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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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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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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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Robocopy unilog output is gibberish

I tried to get robocopy in Windows 7 to generate a Unicode log, since I have files with Unicode characters. The command I used: robocopy C:\mysource D:\mydest /mir /unilog:backup.log /tee File the ...
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Robocopy to Remote Windows Server

How do I tell robocopy not to create a directory on the remote server if its root directory does not exist? For example, Source: c:\temp\user1\ssh Dest: c:\temp\user1 ...
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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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How to control speed on Copy Paste [duplicate]

My situation is the speed of syncing files through vpn need to be controlled to 500K. I have couple of scripts running on schedule using powershell, robocopy. The process is basically just a copy and ...
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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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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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Can Robocopy monitor files on a time incremenet of less than one minute?

Robocopy has the option to monitor the source directory, and copy over any files that have changes. You can specify how many changes in the directory must occur before copying (/mon n where n is the ...
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What is the benefit of copy over xcopy on the command line?

I know that xcopy has more options however are there any benefits to using copy rather than xcopy?
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How can I copy files from A to B, only including files that exist in B?

I'm on Windows 7 Professional, and this is my scenario : Folder "Asd" (C:\) Folder "Asd" (D:\) File 1 File 1 File 2 File 3 File 3 ...
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Getting “Invalid Parameter #10” when attempting to copy folder using robocopy

I'm trying to copy a folder on my internal hard drive to my external hard drive using robocopy with the following command: robocopy "source folder" "destination folder" *.* /E /DCOPY:T /COPYALL ...
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Does Robocopy keep a log file by default?

I copied a huge number of files using Robocopy, and received a note at the end that two files failed. I didn't set a switch to save a log file. Is there a log file saved in a default location ...
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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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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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copy works where xcopy and robocopy does not work

Network admin allowed me to read-access only 1 file from a subfolder of a shared folder on a server and I don't have permissions to even view upper level folders, but when I open that folder I can see ...
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Getting ROBOCOPY to return a “proper” exit code?

Is it possible to ask ROBOCOPY to exit with an exit code that indicates success or failure? I am using ROBOCOPY as part of my TeamCity build configurations, and having to add a step to just silence ...
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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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copying files from one server to another windows

I have a script where I login to a windows 7 machine(Let's call it A) using SSH. In my SSH session, I am trying to copy files from a share(Let's call it B) to A. I've used cygwin on machine A for ssh ...
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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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What does robocopy mean by tweaked, lonely and extra?

The robocopy documentation for the option /it is simply “Includes ‘tweaked’ files”. What does “tweaked” mean? The robocopy documentation for the option /xl is simply “Excludes ‘lonely’ files and ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 to copy ONLY those files that are not in the destination?

Is it possible to use robocopy to copy only the files that do not exist in destination? robocopy has a /is (include same files) switch. What I am looking for is an /xs switch. If a file exists in ...
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Robocopy /mir - verify it copied everything?

I ran the following command to backup one external drive onto another (Windows 8.1 x64): robocopy /mir G:\ V:\backup /MT:8 The result says that 115161 directories and 992981 files were copied, ...
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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. ...