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Excluding files with Robocopy

Posted on 2007-11-16
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Last Modified: 2014-06-10
I have an established RoboCopy script that I use when a user gets a new PC to copy files from My Documents from the current PC to the user’s new PC. I need to be able to exclude files like MP3, WMA etc. I know you have to use the /XF command, but I am not able to find a good example. Can someone help?
Question by:Mister_Spock
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ID: 20302240
robocopy [source directory] [destination directory] /S /XF *.mp3 *.wma *.avi etc...

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Are there commas (,) in between each file type?
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darron_chapman earned 2000 total points
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No, they should just be space delimited.
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Thank you

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ID: 22599585
How do exclude system files? I rather not to /XF *.system files etc.?

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ID: 26281190
@rmassro: /XA:S excludes files that have the system attribute set

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ID: 37801629
can you use an input file to put the excluded file list into  the way you could include options under xcopy? so instead of having to list each file type on the command line you could reference a file that contains all the file types to be excluded?

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