Solved

Recursive Copy (xxcopy /sg) without xcopy

Posted on 2009-04-08
2
1,272 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have xxcopy that works great.  If I say xxcopy /sg c:\test\*.txt c:\textfiles ... it will find text files that reside in all folders on the c:\test\* directories and copy them to textfiles (leaving folder structure behind.  How do I copy all types of a file from multiple folders to a single folder without installing xxcopy ?  Essentially, xcopy /s, but wihtout bringing over all of the folders?
0
Comment
Question by:weklica
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:azaghlool
ID: 24103452
Hello,

It sounds like you need to create a batch file with several xcopy commands.  One for each source folder you wish to copy.
0
 
LVL 16

Accepted Solution

by:
t0t0 earned 125 total points
ID: 24105798
From a command line:

for /f "tokens=*" %a in ('dir /a-d /b /s "c:\SourceFolder\"') do @copy "%a" "c:\DestinationFolder\"


or in a batch file:

@echo off
for /f "tokens=*" %%a in ('dir /a-d /b /s "c:\SourceFolder\"') do copy "%%a" "c:\DestinationFolder\"


A problem will occur if two files have the same name....Can you guarentee every file will have a unique filename?


0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Path Explorer

An intuitive utility to help find the CSS path to UI elements on a webpage. These paths are used frequently in a variety of front-end development and QA automation tasks.

One of a set of tools we're offering as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Being a system administrator some time we require to do things remotely, one of them is installing software. Here I am going to tell you how to install software through wmic (Windows management instrument console). I am not at all saying that this i…
Introduction: Recently, I got a requirement to zip all files individually with batch file script in Windows OS. I don't know much about scripting, but I searched Google and found a lot of examples and websites to complete my task. Finally, I was ab…
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…
With Secure Portal Encryption, the recipient is sent a link to their email address directing them to the email laundry delivery page. From there, the recipient will be required to enter a user name and password to enter the page. Once the recipient …

696 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question