how to copy a file and rename it with a batch  .dat  file

Posted on 2011-03-18
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
hi   i want to copy the file   C:\WINPCACE\BCTRANS.DAT
into my x:\ drive an rename it into       x:\CLAIMS.TXT    

Question by:lejarza
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Paul MacDonald earned 500 total points
ID: 35167827
Create a file called copyit.bat

Open the file and type:
  copy c:\winpcace\pctrans.dat x:\claims.txt

Save the copyit.bat file

Run it whenever you like
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Expert Comment

ID: 35167862
If you don't like to be prompted, add /Y to the copy line:
   copy /y c:\winpcace\pctrans.dat x:\claims.txt

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i did it but  tells me  access denied
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by:Paul MacDonald
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Can't help you with that.  If you don't have permissions to write to the destination, you'll need to talk to your network administrator.
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Expert Comment

ID: 35167901
For a test, try following line, and tell us if it errors out:
  copy nul x:\claims.txt
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by:Paul MacDonald
ID: 35167915
...or just open the X: drive and create a new file there...

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