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Using multi systems with windows 10, windows 7 32 and 64 bit

I want in a batch file something like this

set ddir=
if exist "c:\123 456" set ddir="c:\123 456"
if exist "c:\456 dsds" set ddir="c:\456 dsds"
if exist "c:\otherdir" set ddir="otherdir"

xcopy /s /e %ddir%\*.* d:\backup

Wat is the best way to go

Thanks Danny
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Question by:Danny Kon
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Do you really only want to copy only one of the folders in the list, or do you want to copy any folder that is in the list and found?
This script will copy just one existing folder from the list (if multiple folders were found, the last one will be used).
It's in test mode and will only show the robocopy command it would normally run. Remove the uppercase ECHO in line 14 to run it for real.
@echo off
setlocal enabledelayedexpansion
set SourceList="c:\123 456" "c:\456 dsds" "c:\otherdir"
set Target=D:\Backup
set Source=
for %%a in (%SourceList%) do (
	if exist "%%a" set Source=%%a
)
if not defined Source (
	echo No supported source folder found.
	exit /b 1
)
echo Source folder found: '%Source%'
ECHO robocopy.exe "%Source%" "%Target%" /e /r:0

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by:Danny Kon
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oBdA

Thanks for your quick response, i put a new question because this will not always solve the problem

Thanks Danny
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by:John Sam George
ID: 41838027
Use Powershell.

if((Test-Path c:\123 456) -eq "True")
$ddir="c:\123 456"

Copy-Item c:\123 456 d:\backup -recurse
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