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Old 11-28-2010, 19:27   #1
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recommend a file copy utility

I need to copy a great number of files/folders from one drive to another. A backup will (probably) not work because it will preserve the root folder/file name and I want to copy the files/folders to a different folder name on the different drive. I hope that all made sense. Windows GUI copy will take too long. Any recommendations?
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Old 11-28-2010, 19:41   #2
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builtin command line xcopy? google it
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Old 11-28-2010, 19:54   #3
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Try robocopy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robocopy

It's part of this toolkit

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/e...displaylang=en
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Old 11-28-2010, 19:56   #4
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backup and then rename the folder ?
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Old 11-28-2010, 21:41   #5
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I need to copy a great number of files/folders from one drive to another. A backup will (probably) not work because it will preserve the root folder/file name and I want to copy the files/folders to a different folder name on the different drive. I hope that all made sense. Windows GUI copy will take too long. Any recommendations?
Robocopy is already on board Vista and Windows 7. It is wicked fast, but instructions are horribly geeky.

Here's a batch file that I use:

robocopy "D:\Documents" "E:\documents backup folder on the ultra bay drive" /mir

Simply insert your own source and destination between the quotes and save as a .bat, instead of a text file. Right click the batch file and run as Admin.

"/mir" tells the program to mirror the folders, and to delete files that do not exist on the destination.

It automatically runs out of the command prompt. (cmd)
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:16   #6
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You can get a GUI frontend for Robocopy at Microsoft Technet. Makes it much easier for those that don't care for CLI or batch files.

I use Teracopy, I prefer it over Robocopy.
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Thanks all. I downloaded Teracopy and it seems to work fine. Will also try out RoboCopy. It's times like these I wish my PC ran OpenVMS.
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Old 11-29-2010, 19:49   #8
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I am a Robocopy 'Geek' and have used it for WAN replication in the past... much better than MS's DFSR!

BUT... I just found out about RichCopy. It's multiprocessor away, and a little faster than Robocopy.

Here is a nice article on RichCopy

Working great for me under Windows 7... Might be worth a look. Launches and closes from a command line too!

HTH...
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