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Cannot get Xcopy or Robocopy to copy folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro

    Cannot get Xcopy or Robocopy to copy folder


    "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget" F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings /i

    I want to copy "App Launcher Gadget" folder to "AppLauncherSettings" folder. I have tried several ways and only get the files copied or invalid directory.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    xcopy /h /e "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget" F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings /I
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  3. #3


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    I did replace "username".

    xcopy /h /e "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget" F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings /I
    0 File(s) copied
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    xcopy /h /e "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget" F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings /I
    xcopy /h /e

    /h copies hidden and system file
    /e copies everything even empty directories

    are you getting message about file or directory?

    you may even what to first

    md F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings
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  5. #5


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    I did replace "username".

    xcopy /h /e "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget" F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings /I
    0 File(s) copied
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  6. #6


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    That was the complete reply that I posted, that's whats bugging me. I have tried every form that I can think of. It appears that the spaces in the directory name is to problem, but can't be proven.

    xcopy /h /e "C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget" F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings /I
    0 File(s) copied

    Edit: I changed "xcopy" and it said the directory doesn't exist:

    C:\Users\username\Desktop>copy "C:\Users\rdwray\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget\*.*" "F:\Backup\Common\App_Launcher\AppLauncherSettings\App Launcher Gadget\*.*"

    C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\App Launcher Gadget\*.*
    The system cannot find the file specified.
    0 file(s) copied.
    Last edited by rdwray; 01 Jan 2015 at 12:44.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 6
    windows 8.1


    I have a similar problem. I have 2 folders on C:\ drive. One is Car (C:\Car) and the other one is Bike (C:\Bike). I want to copy folder Bike (C:\Bike) to folder Car (C:\Car). I have successfully copied folder Bike to Car if Bike folder is in another folder something like this C:\Truck\Bike. But if it is on C:\ i cant. Example: C:\>xcopy Bike Car (nothing), C:\>xcopy /E Bike Car (nothing), but C:\>xcopy /E Truck Car, folder Bike (C:\Truck\Bike) is copied to folder Car (C:\Car) and then i have C:\Car\Bike.
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