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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: were 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 are there any benefits 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 ...
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Is there anyway to xcopy just changed or new files?

I am trying to deploy a website from my desktop to my webserver and so right now I am doing this: xcopy C:\source X:\destination /s My desktop is a Windows XP machine and I need to copy to a ...
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Copy a file from multiple folders

I'd like to use xcopy on a Windows machine to pull out all files with .doc extension into a single directory. An example: I need to copy the .doc file from the below source: D:\new ...
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Behavior of xcopy when moving files on a network drive

Using a batch file, suppose a directory on a network machine, mapped to a drive with net use. net use \\"server name"\"share name" y: Then from that directory y: cd archive An xcopy to another ...
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Why does xcopy's /f option affect spaces in exclude files?

I used asked this question and got an answer that seemed like it could not possibly be right, but I tried it and it worked! How could the /f option, which according to the documentation : ...
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can't exclude path with a space (xcopy)

I'm trying to use xcopy /exclude:exclude.txt and one of the paths in exclude.txt has a space in it and it's not working. Is there any workaround for this?
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Running a certain XCOPY command without user interaction

I am trying to run the following command in Windows CLI: XCOPY Z:\.vimrc %USERPROFILE%\_vimrc /H The /H part needs to be there because Z:\.vimrc is a hidden file. When I run the command above, I ...
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How do I automatically copy data when attaching external storage?

If I am correct to assume that once I place a DVD/disk in my optical drive (or use a USB flash drive or external HDD for that matter; for arguments sake) that this action would in effect trigger an ...
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xcopy and invalid drive specification

I am trying to use xcopy and it always returns with invalid drive specification xcopy "C:\socp.tar" "\\FMDX1024\C\socp.tar" FMDX1024 is a machine on the network. any clue?
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how check all of my file copy correctly by batch file?

I have a batch file that copy all the files from src place to dest place. I used xcopy command. Now I want to make sure all of my file copy correctly and delete all the files in src folder, do you ...
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xcopy only copy subdirectories with their contents

As the title says... An example: I have these files & dirs: c:\file.txt c:\a\somefile.txt c:\b\anotherfile.txt And with some magic I want this structure on the destination: ...
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XCopy on server?

Normally, on my website, files are either handled by WordPress or by me doing FTP. I'd like to copy my entire site to a new folder. I don't want to copy it down to my local drive (with wget) and then ...
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How to copy directory structure, by only two levels but not the third?

From XP's Command Prompt, I am using XCOPY to copy directory structure of s:\bloo\"[8family]\"[30-40genus]\"[5species]\ and want to limit the structure to just the genus and families, and ignore the ...
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Xcopy batch file behavior

I have the following backup batch file: xcopy C:\test.txt \\server\Data\user\"data test" /e /y /i Why does it not only copy the file listed but proceeds to copy the whole root directory? When I ...
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Windows: File copy/move with filename regular expressions?

i basically want to run: C:\>xcopy [0-9]{13}\.(gif|jpg|png) s:\TargetFolder /s i know xcopy doesn't support regular-expression filename searches. i can't find out how to find out if PowerShell ...
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XCOPY /Exclude Directory Syntax

I'm trying to use XCOPY to copy a directory that looks like this: -MainFolder -ManyFoldersIWantToCopy -ManyFoldersIWantToCopy -... -Source Code I want to use the /EXCLUDE option to copy every ...
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Why is xcopy returning “invalid number of parameters”?

Under some circumstances, xcopy will return the error Invalid number of parameters without giving you a clue as to what’s going on. The usual solution for this is to be sure that your filenames are ...
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Where should I xcopy-deploy my applications on Windows 7?

a customer's I have some applications that are installed with plain xcopy. I know those applications will write some data into their installed directory at runtime. Now I want this application to be ...
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Unix equivalent of XCOPY /D

Windows has a nice option to its XCOPY command: /D. This copies only files where the source modification time is newer than the destination time. Is there any unix/linux equivalent of this? I'm trying ...
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xcopy Not Surpressing File/Directory Query

Hey folks, I'm attempting to use xcopy to copy over a file from one machine to another on our network as part of a Java program. I'm calling xcopy like this: xcopy "C:\Program Files\path\to\my\file" ...
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Incremental/Differential Backup on Windows

What's the easiet way to perform an incremental/differential backup to a network share in Windows? Does a Robocopy/Xcopy solution work reasonably well (I need to the parameters!) or is there a good ...
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XCopy file creation error

I use xcopy to run a weekly backup of my files to a backup HDD. On the recent backup, it failed on a file with the following error message: File creation error - The directory or file cannot be ...
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xcopy files into single directory

I'd like to use xcopy on a Windows machine to pull out all files with .png extension into a single directory. I tried xcopy C:\folder\*.png /s C:\png\, but it is keeping the sub-directories inside ...