I want to copy everything
beginning with the letter A
over to the root of drive L:
. That's it - AS SIMPLE AS THAT. Robocopy copies only the files, and won't touch the folders
... Robocopy sure ain't lookin' robust to me. Prove me wrong!
More details for those who like details
Version XP010 used on Windows 2000 Server
the command I used to successfully copy EVERYTHING (not my objective):
robocopy <source dir> L: /COPYALL /E /R:3 /W:5 /ZB /V /FP /LOG:testcopy.log
the command that has not
been working for me to get everything starting with the letter "A":
robocopy <source dir> L: a*.* <with the same options as above>
The result was that I only copied files starting with "a". All the folders beginning with A were untouched.
Will I have to do an /XD with c* d* e* f*.... all the way to z??? This might be the answer. I suppose sometimes we get the answers after taking the effort and time to form the question. If you have a better idea, plz let me know, or if you think that using /XD like this is it, plz let me know that also. Thx.
I know there are alternatives like RichCopy, but I can use only robo at the moment since it works after being copied onto the server (doesn't require installation). I need something fairly reliable since I have to preserve permissions also because I can't have the copy die in the middle leaving me clueless about what went and what didn't.