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Can Windows Explorer be made to ignore errors and continue during a file copy?

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Hi all.

I have a Motorola Q cell phone connected to my Windows XP box via USB cable. Microsoft ActiveSync is installed to keep the phone in sync. However, I want to copy the raw files on the phone's file system onto my computer as well. Only Explorer can see the file system on the phone through ActiveSync's interface. Therefore, I cannot use XCOPY to get around this issue because there is no drive letter associated with the mobile device.

Does anyone know of a registry patch or something through which Explorer can be instructed to keep copying files even when an error is encountered? Thanks for any help!

<RANT> IMHO, this is one of the stupidest "non-features" that has perpetuated through every version of Windows released. Why is that not an option that can be set in Explorer? Why must Explorer insist on abandoning a file copy because of ONE error? </RANT>
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by:Todd Gerbert
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To my knowledge, no.  Only thing I can suggest is copying a folder at a time...
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by:LeeTutor
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You could use the XCOPY command with the /C parameter:  From a CMD prompt, use

xcopy source destination /c

'/c' will have 'xcopy' continue even when an error occurred. Try 'xcopy /?' for more options.
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LeeTutor: You didn't read my question, did you? :)
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Out of curiousity - as I've run into this kind of situation before - I did find that I could go into Computer Manager > Disk Management and see if you can find your device and then right click on it and assign a drive letter.  I know that it won't hold that drive letter after - but I would think worth a try.
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by:LeeTutor
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Sorry, trying  to do too many things at once.   ;0(
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LionOfJudah80: (like your alias btw)

I got excited when I read your suggestion because it sounded like it should work! Unfortunately, it doesn't show up there at all. It just shows my physical drives. Oh well, worth a shot. :)
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You might also want to give Microsoft Power Toys a shot - they have a command line type tool there (CECopy) I've heard of this working as well for others.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=74473FD6-1DCC-47AA-AB28-6A2B006EDFE9&displaylang=en

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LionOfJudah80:

   I checked out the CECopy program. While it's pretty cool, it doesn't seem to do anything that Explorer won't do (except allow you to copy via the command shell). :( CECopy, too, stops at the first error it encounters (which happens to be on the very first file):

--- BEGIN CECOPY OUTPUT ---

C:\Program Files\Windows Mobile Developer Power Toys\CECopy>cecopy /s "dev:" C:\temp
Connected.
Syncing from  <dev:>  to  <C:\temp>
 "Documents and Settings\default.vol"           Copying (New) ...  0/4194304 k

Error copying: "\Documents and Settings\default.vol" <to> "C:\temp\Documents and Settings\default.vol"

Copy Failed

--- END CECOPY OUTPUT ---
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No help on this one either...closing the question.
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