Copy over missing files - xcopy switches

Posted on 2006-03-31
Last Modified: 2006-11-18
Is there any switches for xcopy, (or any other copy program) that will skip a file if it exists, and jsut copy files that don't exist?

I'm trying to copy a large volume of data over a wan link that is being a little flaky.

I'd like to be sure I didn't miss any files, so running a copy command that skips everything that is there,and just copies what is missing.

It's too simple to not exist already...

Question by:erikwhiteway
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    xcopy /? gives you all the switches.

    A popular tool is ROBOCOPY - it has retry options (though they are not retry after the copy finishes - which would make it more useful).

    Download Robocopy here:
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    by:Lee W, MVP
    You could also try XXCOPY

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