Can I customize output of Robocopy.exe?

GrandPixel
GrandPixel used Ask the Experts™
on
I would like to show the progress (percentage complete) of the entire copy instead of listing individual files and their progress. Is this possible?
Comment
Watch Question

Do more with

Expert Office
EXPERT OFFICE® is a registered trademark of EXPERTS EXCHANGE®
Commented:
No, it is not possible.

Robocopy does not scan ahead to see what work it might need to do, so it has no idea how big the current file is in relation to all the files it may eventually copy.

Some of the benefits of not prescanning are that it will immediately start copying files when run, rather than forcing you to wait while it determines what it might eventually do, and a much smaller memory footprint as it only needs to keep track of the current file information.


For an alternative to Robocopy that does support progress, you can try xxcopy ( http://www.xxcopy.com/index.htm )

Author

Commented:
okay, thanks for your input

Do more with

Expert Office
Submit tech questions to Ask the Experts™ at any time to receive solutions, advice, and new ideas from leading industry professionals.

Start 7-Day Free Trial