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Posted on 2007-11-17
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I have a script that copies a main folder and I am using robocopy.exe.

I want to copy all the folders within the main folder except one, which is " _ALL ".

How do I rewrite the script?

********************************************************************************
@echo off
echo.
cls
echo.
echo This script will backup the external harddrive!
echo.
pause
echo.
echo.
robocopy e:\mainfolder c:\_backup\mainfolder /mir /r:5 /w:10
echo Copying mainfolder files
echo.
pause
exit
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You can define folders to exclude with /xd <folders>:
robocopy e:\mainfolder c:\_backup\mainfolder /xd "_ALL" /mir /r:5 /w:10
Note that you can use the /L switch for testing with which robocopy will only log/report the files it would otherwise copy, but doesn't actually copy anything.
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