Copying the file from the remote server to local computer

Posted on 2011-09-09
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Hi all,
I would like to copy a file from the remote server to the computer. I used this command below but I did not work
copy \\cob-filep-01\groups\IT\Systems Support and Operation\Long\tst.txt c:\long
I received this error msg.
The system cannot find the file specified.
Could you give me some idea, please? I might use the incorrect command.
Question by:dongocdung
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jimbecher earned 668 total points
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It sounds like you are doing it from a command prompt. Put the first part in quotes:

"\\cob-filep-01\groups\IT\Systems Support and Operation\Long\tst.txt"

It might be easer for you to do it with Windows Explorer
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by:Joseph Daly
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You need to enclose any path with spaces in quotes

copy "\\cob-filep-01\groups\IT\Systems Support and Operation\Long\tst.txt" c:\long

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it said the network name cannot be found. It used this:
copy "\\cob-filep-01\groups$\IT\Systems Support and Operation\Long\tst.txt" c:\long
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ARe you sure it is a good location? I am going to go back to using Windows Explorer. See if you can browse to that file with Windows Explorer...
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by:Joseph Daly
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If c:\long is the directory you want to copy it to then you need a slash at the end

copy "\\cob-filep-01\groups$\IT\Systems Support and Operation\Long\tst.txt" c:\long\

Otherwise if long is the filename then you need.

copy "\\cob-filep-01\groups$\IT\Systems Support and Operation\Long\tst.txt" c:\long.txt

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user_n earned 668 total points
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try this program winscp

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