is XCOPY D:\*.* F:\  /I /S /E  in cmd different than copy in windows explorer in windows 7?

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is XCOPY D:\*.* F:\  /I /S /E  in cmd different than copy in windows explorer in windows 7?
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Shahnawaz AhmedCloud Migration Engineer

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Dear.

xcopy C:\Files E:\Files /i

C:\Files = Source
E:\Files = Destination
/i =        Displays a list of files that are to be copied.

This is the example of XCOPY.

Robocopy will be another good option in windows 7

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Mr. Ahmad
Is it the same or no?this is my question
Shahnawaz AhmedCloud Migration Engineer

Commented:
not same
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xcopy has more features than the plain copy command.

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What is the difference?
Lionel MMSmall Business IT Consultant
Commented:
You can do the same thing with xcopy that you can do with copy in Windows explorer except that xcopy is more powerful. Your example is XCOPY D:\*.* F:\ /I /S /E will copy all of drive d, all files and folders, will list (show) all the files and folders it is copying, and it will copy all sub directories, even empty ones. You can do the same thing with Windows Explorer by highlighting everything in Drive d, right clicking, chose copy and then paste into drive F. Both can do the same thing but the advantage of xcopy or robocopy is that you have many options that you don't need in this example and the more familiar you get with xcopy (or robocopy which I highly recommend) then over time you find these allowing you to very specific copying that would take much longer with Windows Explorer. In addition when xcopy or robocopy can't copy a file you have the option to have it complete whereas in Windows Explorer if any file or folder copy fails it will stop right away and not complete the rest.

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Thanks Mr. lion , you are really Lion
I want to copy files of windows 2008 server to usb to create book usb thumb, does it differs if I user xcopy or windows explorer copy?
Lionel MMSmall Business IT Consultant

Commented:
did you mean to BOOT usb?
Shahnawaz AhmedCloud Migration Engineer

Commented:
It doesnt differ if you copy in usb or in sinole windows folder it drive

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Yes boot usb, sorry for my spelling
Lionel MMSmall Business IT Consultant

Commented:
you can't make a boot USB by copying, not with Windows or with xcopy. What type of Boot USB are you wanting to make, what do you want to do? Install Windows or something else?
Lionel MMSmall Business IT Consultant

Commented:
I use this little program to make all my boot USB's--this allow you to put several different usb boot options onto one USB, from Windows boots, to virus and system repair utilities, ti Linux and even custom ones--check it out--it may do what you are trying to achieve--if not let us know what you are trying to do http://www.pendrivelinux.com/yumi-multiboot-usb-creator/

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