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how to exlude some extensions to a xcopy in bat

Posted on 2015-02-04
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Last Modified: 2015-02-10
Hi i have a bat that put me all the new files to an external 2 TB usb disk

i been infected by ranscrypto and i want to exclude of my backup the  .HLUTBTE extension

is any way to achive that in my .bat file

my bat file is like

echo on
xcopy d:\  H:\  /s /e /D /Y /C

tsm you experts

regards edo
Question by:Ernesto
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Expert Comment

by:Will Szymkowski
ID: 40590120
All you need to do is add the /EXCLUDE switch, like below...
echo on
 xcopy d:\  H:\  /s /e /D /Y /C /EXCLUDE:.HLUTBTE

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Below is the exact help from xcopy /?
             Specifies a list of files containing strings.  Each string
             should be in a separate line in the files.  When any of the
             strings match any part of the absolute path of the file to be
             copied, that file will be excluded from being copied.  For
             example, specifying a string like \obj\ or .obj will exclude
             all files underneath the directory obj or all files with the
             .obj extension respectively.


Expert Comment

by:Rezwan Islam
ID: 40590126
Will is right but however I couldn't make it work this way. So I used a text file with all the extensions that needed to be excluded and used the EXCLUDE flag like this instead;


Author Comment

ID: 40590348
Pelase put it in my bat
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oBdA earned 2000 total points
ID: 40590476
I'd use robocopy for that (assuming you're running Vista or later):
robocopy.exe D:\ H:\ *.* /xf *.HLUTBTE /e /r:0 /w:0

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Note that robocopy will by default not copy files that already exist in the target folder with the same date and the same size; you'll find those under "skipped" in the summary at the end.

Author Comment

ID: 40592063
exclude do not acept *.hlutubte

cant read *.hlutubte

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