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can the following robocopy command be used in safe mode?

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I am using "robocopy e:\ f:\ /COPYALL /E /R:1 /W:1 /ETA /xo" and there are a couple files that will not move. Is it safe to use Robocopy after booting into safe mode? Or is there a syntax attachment to show me which files and folders are not being copied?
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by:Chris
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If you add "/NFL /NDL" to your robocopy command, robocopy will only list failed files, instead of listing every single file that's copied.

You will still see a summary of everything at the end so you'll be ale to see that everything has copied successfully, it just won't list out every file individually.
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The only way I know of is to use the command you have but to add the logging option and then once you have the log you do open it and do a search for the word "error" or "in use" to find the files. So to add logging add /log:C:\logfilename.log. Another option is to use the /MOVE option and see which files are left to determine which files/folders are not been moved. I suggest you do a /MOVE to a different location because I have found if files are already there it does not always remove them from the source
robocopy e:\ g:\ /COPYALL /E /R:1 /W:1 /ETA /MOVE
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So once I figure out what files did not copy is there a command to force them to move?
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Depends entirely on why they failed to move. They might have incorrect NTFS permissions, the destination path may be too long. You really aren't going to know until you run it.
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So I ran it with the "/NFL/NDL" addition and it showed the 5 files that failed to copy. They are all system volume information and it says that access is denied. Any suggestions on how to copy those over?
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agreed once you see what is left look at the file permissions; folder permissions and file/folder attributes and see if any of those are preventing copying or moving
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by:Chris
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You can usually ignore errors re. System Volume Information as these files will be specific to the volume you're copying them from (It stores files related to features such as system restore and DFSR).
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