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XCOPY Syntax - exclude folder with a space in the name

Posted on 2007-12-03
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What's wrong with this XCOPY syntax:

xcopy "W:\Accreditation & Quality" "F:\Backup" /S /E /Y /EXCLUDE: & "Regulation and Quality"
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Question by:CuriousOne1
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by:cgordon81
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I think what is in question is the last part of your argument:      /EXCLUDE: & "Regulation and Quality"  

I see no problem with your other paramaters conflicting

What are you trying to accomplish with:   /EXCLUDE: & "Regulation and Quality"   ?
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The /EXCLUDE switch is meant to be a list - normally in a txt file.
So - create a new txt file - i.e. exclude.txt
More here: http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/MS_DOS/Q_21351968.html
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by:CuriousOne1
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Okay, seems that i've misunderstood how to use the EXCLUDE swith.

I have a folder with password permissions on it that I would like to exclude from my backup.

The folder name to exclude = "Regulation and Quality".

How can I exclude the folder "Regulation and Quatlity" using the XCOPY command?
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by:CuriousOne1
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my apologies. I should read before i write. the link provided gave me the info I needed. Thanks.
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by:and235100
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Great.
Thank you.
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