How to copy floppy A to floppy A (same floppy drive)

How do you copy the contents of a floppy to another floppy (with one floppy drive)without creating a temporary folder in your hard drive?.
Last year, I saw someone doing it in an NT 4 machine. Kinda like working with the obsolete DOS DISKCOPY XCOPY commands, but with a GUI.
Sounds simple?, maybe; I just don't know how to do it in NT4.
TIA for any input.
efrain12Asked:
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dlb6597Commented:
Double-click "My Computer" then right-click the Drive A icon and select "Copy disk". It will prompt for source disk, copy it into memory, then prompt for destination.
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adam923Commented:
diskcopy will also work just fine from an nt command prompt, it's not obsolete at all
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efrain12Author Commented:
Thanks for both replies; dlb6597 wrote what I was talking about, even though it didn't work in my particular case because I'm dealing with two different 'kinds' of floppies: the 'regular' 1.44" type and the newer removable media LS-120. I wished there was something for different formats and GUI-based.
To adam923: sorry for my cooment; I'll change the wording to "old time" DOS commands, how'bout that?.
Thanks again.
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adam923Commented:
just make a simple command script and run it by double-clicking the icon... go to start|run and type
notepad C:\copydisk.cmd
in notepad type these next two lines
@echo off
xcopy A:\. Z:\ /e /f /l
where Z: is your LS-120 disk (destination) and A: is the source disk, a floppy
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efrain12Author Commented:
I created the copydisk file and ran it, but didn't work.
also, I'm not using a floppy drive; instead I installed the LS-120 which is not a floppy (even though it looks like one) but a 'mini' removable hard drive.
BTW, my LS-120 works fine, this is not related to it working or not.
Thanks for your good intentions on keep helping me.
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adam923Commented:
i don't understand... which are you copying from and which are you copying to?
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efrain12Author Commented:
My computer has no floppy drive;
don't want to insult your intelligence, but an LS-120 looks identical to a floppy drive, even the device you insert is like a floppy disk.
If I wanted to copy between LS-120 'floppies', there would be no problem, I could use either "My computer", or go to the DOS prompt and execute diskcopy.
But, since the LS-120 has the advantage of also working with the 'old' type of floppy (1.44 MB), you can copy, move, etc., files with your LS-120; only thing is, I did not want to use the hard drive to temporarily store information and then paste that info into another floppy (or, LS-120, for that matter).
Hope I made myself understood this time?
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adam923Commented:
yes, ok let's get the terminology straight... i don't care what they look like we'll call an Ls-120 "Ls-120" and a 1.44meg disk a "floppy" b/c they are fundamentally different for this problem... so you have one drive that can take two different media: floppy and ls-120
Now, you want to copy from the ls-120 to the floppy using the same drive (this is what we didn't communicate before) and disk copy from my computer won't do it b/c they have different sizes?
Ok, let me know if i got this right and I'll re-do the script
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efrain12Author Commented:
Got it!, will appreciate if you time to re-do the script.
Tnanks.
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adam923Commented:
Here's the file copydisk.cmd, you'll need to replace the three Z's with the appropriate drive letter.  I highly doubt you'd have a C:\ahmtemp directory lying around but if you do this program will clobber it.  I spent a considerable amount of time writing and fully testing it so I'd appreciated points if you could...

@echo off
echo Please insert the source disk.
pause
c:
cd \
mkdir ahmtemp
xcopy Z:\. C:\ahmtemp /e /q
echo Please insert the destination disk. (Current contents will be deleted!)
pause
rmdir /s /q Z:\
xcopy C:\ahmtemp\. Z:\ /e /q
rmdir /s /q C:\ahmtemp
echo Copydisk completed succesfully.
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efrain12Author Commented:
It worked, thanks.
As a feedback, the last sentence ("Copydisk completed succesfully.") didn't display on the DOS window.
I can give you some points, just tell me how.
I'm going to post another question (under "Windows NT") asking for help to delete a 5 1/4 floppy entry (of course, I don't have that dinosaur installed) that Explorer shows beside the LS-120; if you have the answer I can add more points (to include the ones I 'owe' you)
Thanks again for your help.
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adam923Commented:
the last sentance probably displayed for a second or two before the dos window (really it's not dos, it's an nt command prompt) closed on you.
If you want to give me points for this script just open a new question with "for adam923" in the subject line
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efrain12Author Commented:
I'll do that;
Thanks for all your help.
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