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Copy certain file extensions from user's network share to alternate network location

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Hi Experts.  I asked this question before and got an answer but I am unable (for some reason) to use it now.  Not sure why but I've tried it a few times and I'm ready to ask for assistance.  I will be running the code from my Windows 7 workstation.

I need to copy .doc and .docx files from the user's network share (\\fileserver\user\%username%) to a central location \\fileserver2\tbd) and output what was copied in a text file (copiedfiles.log).

I am trying to use this code but it isn't copying the files.

robocopy "\\FileServer\Share" "\\FileServer2\TBD" *.doc *.docx /log:"S:\CopiedFiles.txt"

This is what I am getting in the copiedfiles.txt file:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   ROBOCOPY     ::     Robust File Copy for Windows                              
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------

  Started : Wed Mar 19 11:36:51 2014

   Source : \\fileserver\users\
     Dest : \\fileserver2\TBD\

    Files : *.doc
          *.docx
          
  Options : /COPY:DAT /R:1000000 /W:30

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         0      \\fileserver\users\

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

               Total    Copied   Skipped  Mismatch    FAILED    Extras
    Dirs :         1         0         1         0         0         0
   Files :         0         0         0         0         0         0
   Bytes :         0         0         0         0         0         0
   Times :   0:00:00   0:00:00                       0:00:00   0:00:00

   Ended : Wed Mar 19 11:36:51 2014



Any and all help will be appreciated.
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David Johnson, CD, MVP earned 500 total points
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You're not recursing the subdirectories

robocopy "\\FileServer\Share" "\\FileServer2\TBD" *.doc *.docx /log:"S:\CopiedFiles.txt" /S /XO

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/XO - Excludes older files with the same name

Do you have a Server 2008 or 2012 on the network?  It can be done by it automagically
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File server is a 2003 going to a new file server that's running 2008.

Thanks for your help!
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