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

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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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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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Network storage and backup

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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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 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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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. ...
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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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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 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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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; 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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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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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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Skip previously faulty files on a robocopy restart

I'm copying large amount of files from a cloud drive. Over TB totals with file sizes around ~10mb. A lot of them became corrupted with time. My network is unreliable and I have to restart robocopy ...
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Using Robocopy for file rotation

I am looking for a way to use robocopy to rotate log files. Currently I have a batch file using robocopy to copy files and log the results to a specified folder location. What I would like to do is ...
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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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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 /Z switch - copy not resuming after killing the process

I am creating a wrapper windows service for robocopy and I have design need to sometimes kill the robocopy process during large transfers but when I restart copying using robocopy, it just starts ...
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Does robocopy /Z not reliably work when aborting the process?

I am copying some large files from a slow NAS to a local machine. The command line is quite simple robocopy /Z P:/Data D:/Data There are some very large files and I would like to power off 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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Windows 7 Delete heavily nested folder structure

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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Robocopy permission denied

Robocopy is preinstalled with Windows 7. I've used it many times in the past. I tried to copy a folder to a remote share with robocopy c:\source "\\server\share\path" /s /r:2 /w:2` As a result I ...
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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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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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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 Data over network using Robocopy - Error 3

I am trying to copy data over a network from one drive mapps as I: to another mapped as H: on my computer. I tried to run the following : Robocopy I:\ H:\ /MIR /Z However I am getting the ...
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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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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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Is there a way to copy Userprofiles with Robocopy and keeping the junctions symlinks?

In the Internet you read a lot of Tips how to copy your userprofile with robocopy safely from Recoveryconsole. The usually recomend robocopy source target /xj..... The problem with the /xj switch ...
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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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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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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 ...