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Copying files that match one pattern but not another

I have a number of files that follow a pattern like this: <BaseName> . <Version> [ - <Tag> - <#> ] . <Extension> For example: basename.1.0.0.ext ...
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Administrator getting “access denied” - unable to create directory

As far as I can tell, I am in the Administrators group on Windows 7 Service Pack 1. With CMD prompt pinned to my Start menu, I rightmouse and select Run as Admin and get this error on xcopy: ...
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Batch file, copy files beginning with (A,B,C,D,E)

Instead of running xcopy 6 times, is there a way to define an array of files to copy? xcopy \\\from_location\\(A,B,C,D,E)*.txt \\\to_location\
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How do I xcopy only specific subdirectories and files within subdirectories

Here is an example of what I have: c:\top\dir1\dir2\dir3\desired_dir1\desired_file.abc c:\top\dir1\dir2\dir3\desired_dir1\unwanted.file c:\top\dir1\dir2\dir3\unwanted_dir2\some.file ...
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What's the correct syntax for using an IP address in xcopy?

I want to copy a set of files on a Windows computer to a number of Windows servers I have credentials for without having to go through RDC, theoretically a simple task. For this usage, the appropriate ...
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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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How to Copy File and Folder permissions but not folders and files?

I have two copies of same folder in windows. but the permissions of one of them are missing. How can I copy permissions of the original source to other? I know I can use the xcopy command but the data ...
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Copying a directory by retaining its permission

I've located this KB article which explains the topic title. But what my problem is that when I use "xcopy" command; it only copies the contents inside a directory to the new location but not the ...
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How can I keep XCOPY from copying more than it should?

I have a script for copying files from one folder to another. The XCOPY command looks like this: XCOPY /E /Y /V /D:%date% %reportsDataPath% TMP\ The date flag is supposed to make it copy only ...
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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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Command to Xcopy folders across the network and rename the folder at destination as the date

I'm using Xcopy to copy a folder across a network XCOPY "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\File\Output*." "C:\new" /s /e /c I want the folder at the destination to be named with ...
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Spaces in FOR /R output

I need to copy a file C:\plst.m3u into all subfolders of C:\Music. I'm using this command: FOR /R "C:\Music" %G IN (.) DO xcopy "C:\plst.m3u" %G It works, but only for the paths, which doesn't ...
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How to copy folders on same NTFS drive using hardlinks?

Is there a way to create hardlinks to create a duplicate of a folder on the SAME drive (NTFS formatted)? I am looking to do something like this: XCOPY E:\TEMP\SAMPLE1* E:\TEMP\SAMPLE2\ /s but INSTEAD ...
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Copy Windows directory, including specified directory

I want to copy the directory itself, not only the contents. For example I have C:\DirA\SubDirA\FileA I want to copy DirA into DirB so that I have C:\DirB\DirA\SubDirA\FileA Here's what I've ...
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copy with a particular foldername

I wanted to copy, entire folder structure, with files(may be using xcopy). The criteria is that the folder structure should have a particular folder name. For example , I want to copy the entire ...
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Is the order of options for xcopy command important?

Is there a difference between these two lines?: xcopy C:\source X:\destination /s /d xcopy C:\source X:\destination /d /s I've noticed that with the first one I also copy newer files in subfolder, ...
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access denied in copying batch file

Im trying to write a batch file that copy itself to startup folder, so the file will be executed each restart. Im using this command, but I keep getting "access denied": @echo off XCOPY txt.txt ...
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Merge directories without overwriting conflicts

I have 2 directories structures (A and B) that normally don't overlap. I want to merge A into B. The following command will merge the directories: xcopy A B /E /Y However, I want to be able to ...
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Getting access denied on the destination drive partition. after using xcopy

i am wanted to copy the all the files in folder including sub-folders from one hard drive to another hard drive for this i tried below xcopy command C:\Documents and Settings\rakesh>xcopy "D:\Ganesh ...
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“There is no disk in the drive.” error message from an application that was just copied from a CD with batch file xcopy but doesn't require it at all

All, I have an interesting problem that I have looked everywhere for an answer and have come up short. Hopefully someone out there can shed some light as to why this is happening. I have a CD that ...
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.bat file xcopy based on operating system

I'm having trouble creating a .bat file to do the following; IF OS xp run xcopy IF OS Win 7 run xcopy Else exit To keep it simple I would like to the use IF EXIST "C:\Program Files (x86)\." THEN ...
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Windows XP xcopy files with extensions recursively

I have a single-line script that copies all ".ext1" files from current folder to destination folder recursively: xcopy *.ext1 D:\dest /s /d /y It works perfectly. Now I want to copy all *.ext2 as ...
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Files copied using xcopy command are hidden in destination

I copied almost 100GB of files from my laptop to my external drive using the following xcopy command. X:\windows\system32>XCOPY E:\ "L:\BackupFolder\" /S /E All the files in E: is copied to ...
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XCOPY not copying directories

I am trying to copy one directory to another directory. It seems I can copy a file but directories won't copy. Running this at cmd: XCOPY C:\Drivers C:\Users\lenovo\Desktop Gives 0 File(s) ...
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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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Backing Up from command prompt

I am trying to backup my system from the command prompt as windows will not boot. I only want to backup documents but i am trouble with the command. I am using "xcopy c:\documents and settings*.doc ...
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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 can I specify an /EXCLUDE file with spaces in it to xcopy?

I have tried to specify an /EXCLUDE filename with spaces in it to xcopy, but it always chokes. How can I specify such a path to xcopy without copying the /EXCLUDE files into the current directory and ...
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Can xcopy make a bootable copy (clone) of Windows?

Following on from my discussion with @JustinD in the comments here, is it technically possible to simply xcopy the contents of a Windows partition to a partition freshly created and formatted on a new ...
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Copying only newer files from one folder to another

I have 2 folders with files. These files are the product of some build process. The first folder is the outputs of previous build while the latter is the output of the current build. I would like to ...
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XCOPY Copied files and folders as a file

Today i had some problems with a laptop, and i had to reinstall the windows on it, while i was in the recovery console, i used XCOPY batch command to copy files and folders from ...
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How to use xcopy with relative paths? [closed]

I've tried to use xcopy using relative paths and have had no luck. I opened a command prompt as administrator. CD'd to my base directory where I want to xcopy a valid file from one location to ...
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What's wrong with my XCOPY line?

I'm trying to write a batch file that will copy all new files from a source to a destination without prompting (it will be running on a server). This script will not copy files that already exist in ...
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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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I am getting Invalid Drive Specification when using xcopy to copy a sharepoint site to a backup location

I am getting Invalid Drive Specification when using xcopy to copy a sharepoint site to a backup location. I am executing the command via cmd window from the sharepoint server itself. I have tried it ...
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Copying many files without stopping on errors on OSX

I need to copy several Gb from an external HD to my moan hd and some files will cause errors. If I do this with the finder, it will stop on the first error. Is there a way to copy everything no ...
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Backup Important Windows files to USB drive

A person I know who is not very good with computers wants to have an easy way of backing up important files on Windows, with the ideal process being: Plug in USB drive Click on Desktop shortcut Have ...
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Why is the /d flag not working with xcopy?

Am I going crazy? I'm trying to copy logfiles that were generated today: xcopy i:\logs c:\logs /d:05-02-2012 It's copying zero files even though there should be some files modified today. What am I ...
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Why is my batch file doing nothing for 46 seconds before a forced quitting?

I have figured out what part of the code is doing this but dont know how to fix it... Here's the code: Set _Path=Private For /F "Delims=" %%I In ('Attrib "%_Path%"') Do Set _Attribs=%%I If ...
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What is the benefit of copy over xcopy on the command line?

I know that xcopy has more options however is there some benefit to using copy rather than xcopy?
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xcopy files created this month in PowerShell

I wrote this code to copy files, what I need is a way to make it copy just the files created this month or created last 31 days? $a = "L:\EndMonths\" $a +=get-date -format MMMM xcopy "L:\28*.zip" $a ...
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How to avoid XCopy run into the error: The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process?

I am xcopying data from my local directory to a shared windows drive. Once in a while i get an issue where in the middle of copying i see the following error: The process cannot access the file ...
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xcopy command and winrar files

I am new to cmd commands and am having a problem with the xcopy command The command: xcopy /e E:\ C:\testFolder\ Doesn't work. It would copy files but would stop when copying winrar files(.gz) ...
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xcopy files and directory

I have a folder named "C:\Jobs\job#1" , "C:\Jobs\job#2" "C:\Jobs\job#3" etc and a lot of directories and sub-directories under it. I want to get the all the directories under Jobs and xcopy them to ...
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XCOPY Behavior copying between remote servers

I am trying to determine the bandwidth usage of XCOPY when copying files between two remote servers. I am on an XP workstation running a batch file (over a WLAN) which uses XCOPY to copy files from ...
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Using xcopy /exclude to exclude .o, but include .odt?

From xcopy /? /EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]... Specifies a list of files containing strings. Each string should be in a separate line in the files. When any of the ...
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How can I merge two directories in Windows and have the result contain the most recent files and directories?

I believe this question to be very simple however I want to triple check before I screw myself up. My testing has shown this process to work (I think, but I may be missing something) but again I'd ...
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Copy files from FAT32 to NTFS, preserving date

I have a FAT32 flash drive full of old archived emails, and their creation/modification date is important because it represents when the email was received. I'm trying to copy these over to another ...