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How to create a batch file for copying?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Eric, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Eric

    Eric Flightless Bird

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to create a batch file?
    I would like to copy everything within D drive into G drive, and overwrite
    anything without request for any confirmation. After that, shut down my XP
    window.
    Does anyone have any suggestions on how to code this batch file?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions
    Eric
     
  2. Pegasus [MVP]

    Pegasus [MVP] Flightless Bird

    "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> said this in news item
    news:0BA6058A-4560-4610-9872-8E6229F81329@microsoft.com...
    > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to create a batch file?
    > I would like to copy everything within D drive into G drive, and overwrite
    > anything without request for any confirmation. After that, shut down my XP
    > window.
    > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to code this batch file?
    > Thanks in advance for any suggestions
    > Eric


    Here you go:
    @echo off
    xcopy d:/*.* g:/ /s /y

    If you are dealing with large amounts of data then this option is
    preferable:
    @echo off
    robocopy d:/ g:/ *.* /s /is /w:1 /r:1

    You can download robocopy.exe from here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en.
    To see its many switches, type robocopy /? at the Command Prompt.
     
  3. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Eric wrote:
    > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to create a batch file?
    > I would like to copy everything within D drive into G drive, and
    > overwrite anything without request for any confirmation. After
    > that, shut down my XP window.
    > Does anyone have any suggestions on how to code this batch file?
    > Thanks in advance for any suggestions


    xcopy /?
    shutdown /?
    start /?

    Use those (with appropriate modifiers per the /? help you get) in a batch
    script together.

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    Shenan Stanley
    MS-MVP
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  4. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    Try RichCopy 4.0
    It's Robo Copy on steroids

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.04.utilityspotlight.aspx?pr=blog

    --
    Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
    World Wide 24hr SBS Remote Support - http://www.SBITS.Biz
    Microsoft Online Services - http://www.microsoft-online-services.com


    "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
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    >
    >
    > "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> said this in news item
    > news:0BA6058A-4560-4610-9872-8E6229F81329@microsoft.com...
    >> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to create a batch file?
    >> I would like to copy everything within D drive into G drive, and
    >> overwrite
    >> anything without request for any confirmation. After that, shut down my
    >> XP
    >> window.
    >> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to code this batch file?
    >> Thanks in advance for any suggestions
    >> Eric

    >
    > Here you go:
    > @echo off
    > xcopy d:/*.* g:/ /s /y
    >
    > If you are dealing with large amounts of data then this option is
    > preferable:
    > @echo off
    > robocopy d:/ g:/ *.* /s /is /w:1 /r:1
    >
    > You can download robocopy.exe from here:
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en.
    > To see its many switches, type robocopy /? at the Command Prompt.
     
  5. Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]

    Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP] Flightless Bird

    Sorry you wanted a batch process.
    You can try SyncBackSE
    it schedules file copies very well and the free version does a excellent job
    with logging.
    Russ

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    Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
    Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
    World Wide 24hr SBS Remote Support - http://www.SBITS.Biz
    Microsoft Online Services - http://www.microsoft-online-services.com


    "Russ SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]" <russ@REMOVETHIS.sbits.biz> wrote in message
    news:#W0cH1dkKHA.2184@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Try RichCopy 4.0
    > It's Robo Copy on steroids
    >
    > http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2009.04.utilityspotlight.aspx?pr=blog
    >
    > --
    > Russell Grover - SBITS.Biz [SBS-MVP]
    > Microsoft Gold Certified Partner
    > Microsoft Certified Small Business Specialist
    > World Wide 24hr SBS Remote Support - http://www.SBITS.Biz
    > Microsoft Online Services - http://www.microsoft-online-services.com
    >
    >
    > "Pegasus [MVP]" <news@microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:uzXMtNdkKHA.4380@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >>
    >> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> said this in news item
    >> news:0BA6058A-4560-4610-9872-8E6229F81329@microsoft.com...
    >>> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to create a batch file?
    >>> I would like to copy everything within D drive into G drive, and
    >>> overwrite
    >>> anything without request for any confirmation. After that, shut down my
    >>> XP
    >>> window.
    >>> Does anyone have any suggestions on how to code this batch file?
    >>> Thanks in advance for any suggestions
    >>> Eric

    >>
    >> Here you go:
    >> @echo off
    >> xcopy d:/*.* g:/ /s /y
    >>
    >> If you are dealing with large amounts of data then this option is
    >> preferable:
    >> @echo off
    >> robocopy d:/ g:/ *.* /s /is /w:1 /r:1
    >>
    >> You can download robocopy.exe from here:
    >> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD&displaylang=en.
    >> To see its many switches, type robocopy /? at the Command Prompt.

    >
     

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