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I ran the following robocopy command on a Windows 2003 server to copy files over to another Win 2003 Server.

Robocopy \\x-server-01\d$ \\y-server-01\backup

The process runs fine, but the folders that are copied over now have the hidden attribute.  Basically I want to robocopy the entire d: of x-server-01 to a shared folder called backup on y-server-01.  Why is Robocopy bring over the folders with the hidden attribute.  What can I do to have the files come over unhidden.

Please Help.  Thank you,
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CynepMeH earned 375 total points
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folders may inherit the attribute from a "parent" folder. to bring them in. Here's the switch you need:
       /A+:[RASHNT] :: add the given Attributes to copied files.
       /A-:[RASHNT] :: remove the given Attributes from copied files.
       
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I had much the same issue, and the Accepted Solution worked for me.  

As an alternative, I'm now using the RichCopy tool, which is a free utility available from Microsoft (Google "download RichCopy").  It provides a GUI, and a number of other advantages.  There's a Wikipedia article describing its feature set.

Another alternative is RoboCopy GUI, also released by a Microsoft developer.
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