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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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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 C:...
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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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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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XCOPY /exclude reference a ext file that is not in the working directory

I have tried to reference the directory of the text file after /exclusions. What is wrong with my syntax? xcopy "J:\Common\NY SERTIFIKATBANK\18 Buoyancy Reports\Nav Lights\534515" "534515" /I /...
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Windows Batch to copy one file to multiple directories

I have a rather simple copy and paste batch job. That checks for a more recent file and overwrites it. I was trying to take a single COPY and copy it to a second directory. In simple, this Batch is ...
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Possible to copy files and directory structure but don't copy file contents (i.e. 0 byte file size)?

I'm wondering if it's possible to copy files and directory structure, but don't actually copy file contents. I want to copy over file names and extensions but have each individual file be 0 bytes in ...
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xcopy works, but doesn't

Really odd behavoir on xcopy. I have a batch file as follows "<=create a backup of a service - works fine, backup files created correctly=>" For /f "tokens=1-4 delims=/ " %%a in ('date /t') do (...
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How to simply xcopy a folder into another keeping the structure?

Suppose I have the following structure and the current working directory is root: root - sub1 file1.xml file2.xml - sub2 file3.css - _target {is an ...
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Xcopy.exe: Hide all errors (window prompt)

I syncronize a folder on the hard drive with my USB device every time I insert it. For this I use a simple batch script that checks if the USB stick is inserted and if it is then do a sync by XCopy. ...
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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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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 Google!...
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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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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 "%_Attribs:...
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how to move files from sub-folder to folder

I've got: C:/PICS/ASF/photos/files (.jpg) C:/PICS/DFS/photos/files (.jpg) C:/PICS/HGD/photos/files (.jpg) C:/PICS/FTG/photos/files (.jpg) .....etc In every "photos" directory is more than one ....
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Unable to Copy from E partition

I am stuck in weird issue. I moved my images from my phone to a folder in Windows 8's Partition E:/. Now i am trying to move back to my Phone/Flash Drive/Other Partition/Other Machine(via Sharing ...
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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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How to back up only newer files

I wrote years ago a script using XCOPY with parameters /E /D /Y /V /R /H that allowed me to back up newer files to my dropbox having always everything updated. Since I upgraded to Windows 7 and 10 ...
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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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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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Obtain xCopy specific file denied

I am using xCopy to move over files from one server to another. Doing so is fine, but there are some folders that have permissions revoked from the domain admin and instead only have permissions ...
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how to copy a folder and its contents to another folder using xcopy?

So I've been trying to copy a folder to another folder. But whatever I do, it only copies the file(s) inside the source folder. I've looked at numerous examples like: ss64 example microsoft example ...
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Getting exit code from xcopy when it's embedded in cmd.exe

I'm using xcopy this way: p = New Process psi = p.StartInfo AddHandler p.ErrorDataReceived, AddressOf NetErrorDataHandler psi.Arguments = "/C "xcopy *SOURCE* *TARGET*" psi.FileName = "cmd.exe" ...
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Copy same root directory with files to multiple wildcard directories including files

I am trying to copy one folder and its contents to multiple user directories which vary depending on the username. The directory under each user will remain constant. Here is an example of what I am ...
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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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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 c:\top\dir1\...
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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 "C:\...
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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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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 ...