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Robocopy command for merging documents into a folder with long filenames

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Hey team,

We tried to move all docs from a folder to a new folder, it failed (skip remaining files) and left the remnants behind.
So now I need to move those files into their new home with a Robocopy command.

Can somebody help me with this?

Thanks!
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What you can do is share the destination folder temporarily to get around the long file name issue (if it is an issue).

Let's say for example the new folder is in D:\folder1\folder2\folder3\....\folder50 you can just share folder50 then use \\localhost\folder50 for the destination.

Use the below code to use Robocopy to copy over the rest of the files which didn't move over during the original file moves:
Robocopy D:\Folder \\Server\Folder50 /E /COPY:DATS /R:0 /W:0 /XO /V /LOG:D:\Robocopy.log

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You may notice that I didn't use the /MOVE switch above, I just like to do this for precautionary measures in case the Robocopy job screws up for whatever reason. Feel free to include it in the above code.
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