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Need a Batch file to copy a folder from 1 location to another.

Posted on 2008-06-18
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I would like to create a batch file to copy files from one share to another share. OS's involved Win2000/xpPro and w2003

I have tried as a test from my local machine
@echo off
xcopy c:\folder \\server\share\folder with no success
Copying the folder the same drive in a different folder is not a problem.

Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Robocopy, from the Server 2003 Resource Kit, is generally a better option for copying directories and large amounts of data.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=9d467a69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd

But if you want to use XCOPY then the below should work.


@echo off
xcopy "c:\folder\*.*" "\\server\share\folder\" /E /C /H /R /Y /Z

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I have tried the above code and the folder is not being copied. I tried a few variations but nada. I should also point out that I would like to be able to run this from my local machine. ie. an desktop shortcut. I am currently mapped to the drive that I want to copy the folder to and have admin permissions.

thanks,
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Are you able to create a folder on that share and copy files to it through Windows Explorer?

Either run the script from the command line or add a "pause" line to the end.  What error do you get?
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I can create and or copy without a problem.

I use commmand line and get invalid number of parameters.
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Thanks for the help, there was a dns issue, once I put in the ip it worked without a hitch.
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