Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Robocopy a Quick way to copy lots of files or Richcopy with a GUI interface

Do you need to copy allot of files from on directory to another Quickly ?

do you do this over a network ?

Robocopy is the answer, This utility come in the windows server resource kit. It works with all the Microsoft OS’s. you can find robocopy here. This is a replacement for Copy or Xcopy.

Basic commands are robocopy <Source> <Destination> [<File>[ ...]] [<Options>]


Parameter  Description

<Source> = Specifies the path to the source directory.

<Destination>  = Specifies the path to the destination directory.

<File> = Specifies the file or files to be copied. You can use wildcard characters (* or ?), if you want. If the File parameter is not specified, *.* is used as the default value.

<Options> = Specifies options to be used with the robocopy command.

some option include

/s = Copies subdirectories. Note that this option excludes empty directories.

/e = Copies subdirectories. Note that this option includes empty directories.

/lev:<N> =Copies only the top N levels of the source directory tree.

/z =  Copies files in Restart mode.

/b = Copies files in Backup mode.

/zb = Uses Restart mode. If access is denied, this option uses Backup mode.

/efsraw  =Copies all encrypted files in EFS RAW mode.

/And there over 70 more commands But you say With that to hard to remember So now you can download Richcopy with a graphical user interface.

Robocopy GUI

from this simple page you can get to all these options

robocopy 2

  You can download at here which opens a dialog box to save the file HoffmanUtilitySpotlight2009_04.exe