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URGENT! URGENT! COPY ALL DOC FILES FROM TWO Hards DRIVES On Computer to External Drive

My experience in pre-windows reminds me there's a simple code command, but I forget it.  It goes something like:

c:/copy c:/*.doc h  or whatever.   Here'e the deal.   I need you to give me the EXACT SYNTAX!!!

I want to copy all of my word files from my c drive to a folder on an extern drive, which is my G drive.  In the G drive is a folder named EDF, which stands for every doc file.  Please help.  I need to do this quick
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ralphwalkerdjAuthor Commented:
One more clarification.  Copying all of these presupposes you can collect all of them neatly.  Of course, all of mine are nested in dozens of folders over the years.  I did a windows search of *.doc,  and there are 4600+ files.  But I couldn't, for the life of me, put them in a folder on my c: drive, much less send them over to another computer.
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maxis2cuteCommented:
xcopy c:\*.doc g:\doc /y
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maxis2cuteCommented:
i am not sure the /s switch will work for subdirectories

xcopy /s c:\*.dco g:\doc /y
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maxis2cuteCommented:
could b xcopy .......     /s
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nsx106052Commented:
Here a few links to help you out with the x copy command.

http://www.computerhope.com/xcopyhlp.htm

http://www.easydos.com/xcopy.html

XCOPY C:\*.doc G:\EDF /i

I think will should do it provided EDF is right off the root of the G drive
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nsx106052Commented:
If you can do a search for all of the word docs why not just select all of the results and do a copy paste to the new location
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maxis2cuteCommented:
nsx106052:

i was going to suggest the same, but i figured i would not get the points because a comnad was requested.
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madison perkinsNetwork AdministratorCommented:
looks like someone found out they were going to get fired at the end of the day and wants to take all their work product home with them. probably no points will be rewarded.

best way is the windows search and then copy and paste.  

the /s option will get everything but will also create the folder structure on the removable drive.  the /s is also the only way to to crawl the subdirectories.

application called secondcopy will do what you want.
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maxis2cuteCommented:
am i getting fired?
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madison perkinsNetwork AdministratorCommented:
no but i think ralf might be.  any thing that is URGENT! URGENT! got to move a bunch of stuff to a drive i can walk out of the offfice with sounds a little shady to me.
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ralphwalkerdjAuthor Commented:
No, I'm not getting fired.  Long story.  Personal files on a computer that a bitch boss won't let out for long.  
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ralphwalkerdjAuthor Commented:
No, I'm not getting fired.  I've got a bitch boss and an asshole supervisor who gave me limited time to get personal files off a company computer before i take a leave of absense.
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