On Thu, 1 Apr 2010 10:39:47 -0500, "Gordon Biggar"
>There certainly appears to be a lot of support for the ROBOCOPY utility!
>Naturally, I tried it and struck out immediately. I tried to copy the Excel
>Files folder from within the Documents folder as a test to a flash drive. I
>used the following command line (with F: as the location of the flash drive
>in the USB port):
>ROBOCOPY C:\Documents\Excel Files\ F: /MIR
>The system came back and said that it couldn't find the source directory.
>I'm wondering whether we are back to eight-letter file name designations?
>Also, if I were to restore eventually from an external drive, will the
>program overwrite all files that I have on the hard drive, regardless of
>Thanks for all of the individual responses.
I think the problem is the space in the folder name "Excel Files". Try
renaming that folder "Excel-Files" and then try the command.
Also, I find it useful to add a couple of additional switches, namely
/R:1 and /W:1. So my command would read:
Robocopy C:\Documents\Excel-files F: /MIR /R:1 /W:1
Robocopy C:\Documents\Excel-files\ F:\ /MIR /R:1 /W:1
The trailing backslash doesn't seem to make a difference, but XXCOPY
recommends it, so I use it when I can remember to do so.
Type "Help Robocopy" from the command line to see what all the
available switches do.
Everything is what it is because it got that way....D'Arcy Thompson