• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Robocopy to an external drive drives me crazy

D

Dag N

#1
Hi.
I am trying to write a script so I can use the various options in Robocopy.
..
I have use /Mir and /S /XO.
And what ever I do, the folder where I copy my documents into on my external
drive does not shows up, either in My Computer or via command prompt.
How can I avoid this happening?
I am using Vista Pro with all service packs.

Thank you in advance.

Dag N
 

My Computer

S

Synapse Syndrome

#2
"Dag N" <skier@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:45E132BE-1436-457D-B030-0D4892F1091E@xxxxxx

> Hi.
> I am trying to write a script so I can use the various options in
> Robocopy. .
> I have use /Mir and /S /XO.
> And what ever I do, the folder where I copy my documents into on my
> external drive does not shows up, either in My Computer or via command
> prompt.
> How can I avoid this happening?
> I am using Vista Pro with all service packs.

Have you tried using the same command, but making the destination on the
same drive as the source? If it works then, it is pretty likely to be a
Permissions/UAC issue.

I find making complex command with Robocopy pretty confusing to be honest,
as there are so many parameters. The GUI for it has field boxes and
tooltips to make it a lot easier to use.

What you could do is try the GUI, using the option to Save the script. You
can then check the saved script to make sure that you have the syntax
correct.

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/11/UtilitySpotlight/

ss.
 

My Computer

D

Dag N

#3
Thx!
Will try this during the week-end
DagN
"Synapse Syndrome" <synapse@xxxxxx> wrote in message
news:%23SZNt1eeIHA.2268@xxxxxx

> "Dag N" <skier@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:45E132BE-1436-457D-B030-0D4892F1091E@xxxxxx

>> Hi.
>> I am trying to write a script so I can use the various options in
>> Robocopy. .
>> I have use /Mir and /S /XO.
>> And what ever I do, the folder where I copy my documents into on my
>> external drive does not shows up, either in My Computer or via command
>> prompt.
>> How can I avoid this happening?
>> I am using Vista Pro with all service packs.
>
>
> Have you tried using the same command, but making the destination on the
> same drive as the source? If it works then, it is pretty likely to be a
> Permissions/UAC issue.
>
> I find making complex command with Robocopy pretty confusing to be honest,
> as there are so many parameters. The GUI for it has field boxes and
> tooltips to make it a lot easier to use.
>
> What you could do is try the GUI, using the option to Save the script.
> You can then check the saved script to make sure that you have the syntax
> correct.
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2006/11/UtilitySpotlight/
>
> ss.
>
 

My Computer

F

FlyingHorse

#4
On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 20:28:25 +0100, "Dag N" <skier@xxxxxx> wrote:

>Hi.
>I am trying to write a script so I can use the various options in Robocopy.
>.
>I have use /Mir and /S /XO.
>And what ever I do, the folder where I copy my documents into on my external
>drive does not shows up, either in My Computer or via command prompt.
>How can I avoid this happening?
>I am using Vista Pro with all service packs.
By default Robocopy will mark the top level destination folder with
the Hidden and System attributes. Have you configured Windows Explorer
to show hidden files?
--
Best regards,
FlyingHorse
 

My Computer