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I'm trying to find software that will automatically copy the contents of a CD to the hard drive when you insert the disc in the drive.

We have about 120 CDs to copy to a hard drive that contain document images.

Thank you for any help you can provide.

Kurt
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by:Lee W, MVP
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I'd just script it:

:start
xcopy d:\*.* c:\CopiedCDs /e /c /i /r /y
net send %computername% CD Copy Attention!
echo CD Finished.  To end copy process, press CTRL+C or insert next CD and
pause
goto start
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by:Lee W, MVP
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Assumes your CD drive is the D: drive, and you want to copy the files to a folder on your C: drive named "CopiedCDs"

The net send will popup a little message to help ensure you don't waste time between CDs
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by:kurtb
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I think scripting would work if there would be a way to create a directory named for the volume name of each CD.
Otherwise I don't think it would work because there would one big directory full of files from each CD.
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Lee W, MVP earned 2000 total points
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I believe this should do the trick:

:start
set /a count=%count% + 1
xcopy d:\*.* c:\CopiedCDs\CD%count%\ /e /c /i /r /y
net send %computername% CD Copy Attention!
echo CD Finished.  To end copy process, press CTRL+C or insert next CD and
pause
goto start
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by:Lee W, MVP
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The SET /A COUNT=%COUNT% + 1 line adds one to the value of %COUNT% every time through.
The XCOPY command is told to copy the files to CD%COUNT% each time, meaning each CD gets a new directory made for it based on the CD#.  Incidentally, the /I means If destination does not exist and copying more than one file, assumes that destination must be a directory and creates the directory.
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by:kurtb
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leew,
I get where you were going. I looked on google groups and found a post from William Allen with the following batch file that he made to get the volume name. With your script and his I think I can accomplish what I wanted to do. 500 and thanks to the login name of leew and thanks to William Allen.

(If I only understood the line FOR %%F IN (CALL DEL) DO %%F TMP.BAT I would completely get this batch file but it works. I will have to look around on the net to figure it out.)

@ECHO OFF
VOL E:>TMP.BAT
ECHO. SET VN=%%5>VOLUME.BAT
FOR %%F IN (CALL DEL) DO %%F TMP.BAT
DEL VOLUME.BAT
ECHO.Volume name is %VN%

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&threadm=9ko28r%245c4ku%241%40ID-55970.news.dfncis.de&rnum=1&prev=/groups%3Fq%3Dbatch%2Bvolume%2Bname%2BCD%26hl%3Den%26lr%3D%26selm%3D9ko28r%25245c4ku%25241%2540ID-55970.news.dfncis.de%26rnum%3D1
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