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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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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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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 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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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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copy file in 8.3 format produces “There is already a file with the same name in this location” error in windows 7

I use xcopy and batch scripting to backup newer files xcopy "src" "dest" /O /X /E /H /K /I /D. I was asked if I want to replace something which should not happen. So I did the copy process manually ...
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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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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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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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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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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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(x)copy a directory, not only files

I want to copy a directory to another one. Let's say we have following structure: DIR src\ FILE file DIR dest\ This copies src\file to dest\file, but I want dest\src\file. xcopy /E src ...
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Batch copy gives errors, xcopy works fine

I am writing a general file backup program. It searches the drive for files matching a set of types and then writes them to a folder on the desktop. I wrote it using xcopy on Windows XP but upon ...
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Hide a Database in a .jpg picture [duplicate]

Is there any way to put a database in a picture with a command prompt only (like copy /b 1.db+2.jpg 3.jpg) but keep the Database and the Image intact? I dont want to use any software. I want put my ...
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Copying files out of sub directories into a new folder without original subdirectories [duplicate]

I have about 120K tiff files that are now stored in about 300 folders, each folder has about 300 to 350 tiff files in it. i need to put all of my TIFF files in one folder. need to do away from the ...
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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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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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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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xcopy: move files instead of copy?

I would like to use xcopy to move, not copy files across a network with the Verify flag. I could not find a switch on xcopy to move files, is there an xmove I can use that has verify? At the moment I ...
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xcopy command does not work in a batch file

The command below works in CMD Prompt, but does not work in a batch file. xcopy "D:\Desenvolvimento\Repositórios GIT\driverXD\app\*" driverxd\ /e
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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 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 not creating source folder on target drive

I'd like to copy this folder: c:\temp\test to e:\backup with xcopy c:\temp\test e:\backup\ /S and I expect to get everything in this folder: e:\backup\test Not so. The files ...
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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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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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“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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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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Batch file XCOPY cannot find existing directory

I'm writing a small batch file to copy my C# project to another drive. I'm using XCOPY to copy an entire folder (We have some XP machines still, so robocopy isn't an option). However, when I run the ...
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I copied a folder with copy&paste instead of 'xcopy'. How to fix that?

I copied a folder (Windows Server 2003) with copy-paste instead of 'xcopy' or 'robocopy'. Now I lost the original permissions, and I can't re-do the copy process (can't access the original folder). ...
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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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Fast file transfer without FTP

I have a local and a remote PC. In both case opening FTP port is not allowed. They both run Windows 7, with a VPN connection. Copying a single large, compressed file (2G) is very slow using ...
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Batch File to xcopy multiple files from web server to share drive

I am trying to copy a group of files from a folder on my SharePoint site to a network share folder for manipulation "off-line". I am new to xcopy and batch files so trying to teach myself with ...
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Copy all files, folders, subfolders, hidden or not, with long file names [duplicate]

I have 400gb to transfer from my internal drive to an external one. It's a complex hierarchy made of over 60 000 files and folders, with long file names. While creating those files is not a problem ...
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“Copy but keep both files” but only for files with different timestamps

I'm trying to consolidate 5 very similar but slightly different tree structures into a single one but not lose any modified data. So, I need a solution that will: 1. Copy files that exist in the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...