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Cant copy folder with DOS command

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    windows 8.1

    Cant copy folder with DOS command


    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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    Linux Mint 17.2


    The old Dos commands have been removed. What is wrong with just using File Explorer to do the move.
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    All the commands are still there. The dos environment is gone, replaced by an emulator (Command Prompt) of sorts but all the commands still function.

    copy, xcopy and robocopy all will not do what you asked. At least I have not been able to make it work yet.
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    windows 8.1


    I just need to create some batch file for backingup some folders. Txh for reply. Its like 7 folders on my C:
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    How does this relate to your initial question? Are you backing up from one or more folders in the root of C: to another folder in the root of C:?

    If you can be specific about the files on C: that you want to backup and exactly where you want to back them up we can provide a batch file to do that.

    The xcopy or robocopy commands should do what you want.
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Cant copy folder with DOS command
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