Re: how to use robocopy
After reading posts from this group and having another look at the Robohelp
help files I used this:
robocopy /mir k:\ \\Mybookworld\public\ /XD dirs $RECYCLE.BIN /XN /XO
At the moment it is copying the files and all seems well.
Thank you for your help and advice
"Dwarf" <Dwarf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hi niks,
> Robocopy is a powerful file copying utility that is built-in to Vista. To
> access it, open an administrative command prompt. To do this, click the
> orb and type 'cmd' into the search box. The program will appear in the
> 'Programs' section of the results panel. Right click on it and select 'Run
> administrator' and, after providing administrative credentials, the
> prompt will open. For all the syntax details of the command, type
> /?' at the prompt. In your case, the syntax required is as follows:
> k:\ z:\ /mir'. Note the spaces in the syntax.
> "niks" wrote:
>> I am trying to copy files from my usb hard drive: K: to my network
>> drive Z:
>> I am trying to copy everything from one to another (files in folders and
>> files that are not in folders)
>> I tried selecting all and then send to Z:, but it took about six hours to
>> copy about 20 gig (I have about 180 gig to copy)
>> I read some where that robocopy is a faster and better way to copy files.
>> The thing is I do not know what syntax to use. I was wondering if someone
>> could tell me the syntax I should use to copy EVERYTHING from the usb
>> K: to the network drive Z:
>> Many thanks in advance.