how to xcopy or copy recycle bin

Posted on 2003-03-19
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Last Modified: 2009-07-29
Are there a way to get the files from recycle bin to a cd I have not been able to use xcopy copy or copy. Thanks
Question by:hillbilly32
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ID: 8172744

Do like this
XCopy c:\recycled  <Destination>

when it asks for File or Directory creation, choose D and press enter.

But the problem with this is actual filenames will not be found for yor files. The filenames you find are system generated names for recycle folder

Hope this helps


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SunBow earned 150 total points
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I've never had trouble with either copy method, but I prefer windows explorer, highlight all files, then copy/paste. Many prefer drag and drop. So I suspect you need something for enabling CD. Can you copy files from \TEMP to CD?

Hmm, is this OS dependent? I found so little value in recycle bin I do not use anymore. Better IMO to do straight copy from the original subdirectories that I care about, and move them to backup area - not the recycle bin..
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ID: 8178520
you may need to use switches with the xcopy command
to see them and explainations type
xcopy /? |more

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