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Hi,
I have created a bat file as in the snippet below, and saved it as c:\xcopy.bat.

I want the file to copy updated PDFs from a network drive to the PC and log which files have been transferred.  When I copy and paste the code into a command window, it runs fine, and I get the log file I want.  However when I save the .bat file and try to run it, she screen fills up with the message "The Process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process" and the log file comes out as attached.

Any help as to why the bat file is not working properly would be appreciated.
echo ******************** >> copylog.txt

echo Copy Started on %DATE% %TIME% >> copylog.txt

echo ******************** >> copylog.txt

XCOPY "X:\SHOPS POS\PDF" "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\PDF" /D /Y /Z >> copylog.txt

echo ******************** >> copylog.txt

echo Copy Finished on %DATE% %TIME% >> copylog.txt

echo ******************** >> copylog.txt

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copylog.txt
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Question by:nauthencharge
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Do not save it as xcopy.bat
xcopy is already a valid command in your path...rename it and retry (call it myxcopy.bat if you'd like)
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by:nauthencharge
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Brilliant, Thanks!
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by:sirbounty
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Happy to help - thanx for the grade! :^)
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by:Hubasan
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Hi nauthencharge,

Two things here:
1) Rename your BAT file to something other than "xcopy" since that is reserved for XCopy utility used by windows.
2) place backslash at the end of the copy destination path. Below is your corrected code you can use:

echo ******************** >> copylog.txt

echo Copy Started on %DATE% %TIME% >> copylog.txt

echo ******************** >> copylog.txt

XCOPY "X:\SHOPS POS\PDF" "C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\Config\" /D /Y /Z >> copylog.txt

echo ******************** >> copylog.txt

echo Copy Finished on %DATE% %TIME% >> copylog.txt

echo ******************** >> copylog.txt

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by:Hubasan
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ooops, to late...hehehe...sirbounty is fast man!
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