Originally Posted by Green_Manelishi
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)