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Hi, I would like for P. Sisk to help me with this please.  I thought I had followed your instructions correctly but apparently I didn't.  What I am trying to do is transfer a folder that is in Drive F called movie clips F to a folder which is in Drive G called movie clips G.  I believe it has something to do with the way the command line starts out before I start typing but am not sure.Pic-1.JPG  Is that the problem, or is there another issue?  Please look at Pic 1, Thanks.
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because both paths contain spaces you have to enclose them in quotation marks
robocopy "f:\movie clips" "g:\movie clips" /s /e

you could have posted the text into a code block rather than using a picture
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Thanks, I will try it.  I don't know what a "code block" is.
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More specifically:
robocopy "f:\movie clips f" "g:\movie clips g" /s /mir

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A "code block" is when you write your code in the Write Comment then select it and pick the CODE icon, like I did to my code in this comment.
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or just rename both folders to movieclips - without space..
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Thanks for that.  Worked out fine.  Could you just explain what the /s /mir mean?
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/mir
 
Mirrors a directory tree (equivalent to /e plus /purge). For additional information, see Remarks.


see for all options : https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc733145(v=ws.11).aspx
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Many thanks to all
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