Windows 7, copy d:*.* /s

Posted on 2012-08-10
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Last Modified: 2012-08-10
On many windows system I use the copy /s command to copy the contents of all subdirectories

On this Windows 7 machine I can not do that

C:\targetr>copy z:*.* /s
The syntax of the command is incorrect

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How can I enable the /s option for the copy command on Windows 7
Question by:Los Angeles1
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Kent Dyer earned 2000 total points
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Two approaches..

Use Robocopy.

Sounds like you have done this before..

COPY does a lot but lacks power..  ROBOCOPY would be my tool of choice.
If you want to know what copy does..  COPY /?

Robocopy is discussed here.


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by:Neil Russell
ID: 38282528
Yup agreed, Use Robocopy
Can do 100 times more than COPY and usually 100 times quicker!

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