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robocopy s:\hugefolder  to USB:\smallfolder BUTonly files changed yesterday and today.

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We are converting from SBS2003 to Windows Server Essentials 2016.

On WedNesday, I RoboCopied \\SBS2003 to \\WSESERVER (160 Gig of data).  I did NOT take SBS2003 out of service.

On Wednesday and Thursday, the users changed about 200 file or folders on SBS2003.
 (200 filenames were listed using this command):

forfiles /P s:\ /S /D +11/04/2017 /c "cmd /c echo @fdate @ftime @path" > c:\aatmp\allchanged

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Is there way to get RoboCopy to put those 200 modified file onto a USB while conserving their parentage  structure ?

For instance  
OldStructure
Root\Bob has many subfolders at multiple levels, but no recently modified files anywhere.
root\Chris also has no changes anywhere
root\Joes has this structure
            .\Ohio  has no changes at any level
            .\NY has 20 folders and 100 files at multiple levels, but there was only file modified was:
              root\Joe\NY\Construction\Mainstreet\plan.pdf  (modified yesterday)

The ideal robocopy would create a single file on the USB:
f:\smallFolder\Joe\NY\Construction\Mainstreet\plan.pdf
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