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Question: Between Robocopy, XXCopy, And XCopy; Which One(s) Has/Have A GUI (Graphic User Interface) And Which One Has The Most Features Over Any Of The Others Ones?

Question: Between Robocopy, XXCopy, and XCopy; which one(s) has/have a GUI (graphic User Interface) and which one has the most features over any of the others ones?

Also asking:

1. What are the benefits/advantages and disadvantages of one over the other?
2. What are the similarities and differences between these?
3. Do you have any weblinks for me to compare the differences in an organized chart comparison that is up-to-date and fairly and accurately presented/written?

FYI, this applies to Windows 7 64-bit operating system.

Thank you!
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I don't know about xxcopy, but robocopy has a lot more features than xcopy

none of the above have a gui they are all command line programs
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@ve3ofa: That is not quite true. Yes those are command-line tools, and yes they natively do not have a GUI, BUT you are able to locate third party GUIs for them on the net. And yes robocopy is the way to go.

xcopy:
http://www.tiff-tools.com/freexcopygui.aspx

robocopy:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/OS-Enhancements/RoboCopy-GUI.shtml

- NOTE - I prefer commandline myself

@Targus: I actually wanted to hold of answering this question so I just monitored it, it almost sounds like this is something for work and you need it for some presentation. I am all about helping people who are having issues but not doing the work for them.

In my opinion, robocopy is the way to go without a doubt. It is extremely robust in its functionality but it all depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you check for errorlevels though, watch out because robocopy could be all over the board if you are doing reporting or verification..

Please let us know if you have any more questions or need more detail..

Thanks,

P1isken
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Commented:
xcopy is basic
robocopy is pretty much full featured and free
xxcopy has some  nice options that robocopy doesn't but it is not free for corporate environements

Winner: robocopy

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> P1isken & ve3ofa & anyone:

Thank you for your comments so far.

Hello again. Let me ask this too -- do you know of the command line versions of each product where I can get either a comprehensive guide or very good instruction to how to run by command line by chance (maybe with a lot of examples too)?

Please comment.

Thank you!  

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These links are fairly comprehensive...

xcopy: http://ss64.com/nt/xcopy.html

http://ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html

Short of that you can do the classic /? after the exe in commanline to get the options since each version depending on which OS may have a VERY small number of changes/additions.

Short of that, if you give an example of what kind of process you are wanting to do, we can help you write a commandline for it... For ex. I want to take file from c:\path1 to d:\path2 with a certain file attribute and dated after xyz date... blah blah blah for ex.

Let me know if you need anything else...

Thanks,

P1isken

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Thank you for your help! I think Robocopy is see offers more than the other two programs.