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I'm trying to set up a batch file for a user that will copy several folders from thier pc to another location on a server. This batch file would be run once a week and any previous information on the server would be overwritten.

I'm having a couple of problems. The first is that i was using the COPY command but it was only copying the files and not the directories. I believe the XCOPY command should sort this out (with some switches). The second is that the naming convention of the files & folders that they need to copy do not follow the DOS naming convention.

Is there a batch/VB script that can do this?

Thanks for you help

Rob
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by:chouproute
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I think you can use quote "" like

xcopy "c:\program files\tara tatata\*.*" c:\here
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i use several .bat files to copy data between folders on machines (even over the web), some examples might help, if you have any questions post back.  to see about the various / switches read the doc when you type xcopy/? from the dos prompt.

xcopy w:\* "\\jimobile\netdisk (n)\NewFolderw\"    /e /y /d /c /i /h /r  /exclude:c:\bin\xf.txt

xcopy \\192.168.100.107\e\TMS\PRB\DATA\dests.dbf        z:\TMS\PRB\DATA\ /e /y /d /c /i /h /r

xcopy \* z:\NewFolder%1\   /e/s/y/d/c /exclude:xf.txt       here the xf.txt has a list of things to NOT copy, note the %1, this file is being called by another batch that sends the %1 value.  so i can use it to copy several different drives to individual folders on the z drive.

good luck.

jim
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