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RoboCopy or XXCopy...whatever, I need syntax!?

By markoalleno ·
Seems simple, but I can't figure it out...I need a sync program that will overwrite all destination files, copy all new source files to destination (creating directories if needed), but not overwrite newer files in the destination. Specifically, I'm looking for the syntax to make this work with either RoboCopy or XXCopy. Really any program is fine, but I've tried UltraEdit's compare util, SyncBack, Vice Versa, SuperFlexible Sync, GoodSync, WinMerge, etc and can't find one that will overwrite all but leave newer destination files alone.
If no one here knows, can someone point me to a more proper forum for such an issue?

The source should remain untouched. Thanks for your help!

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by donr484 In reply to ROBOCOPY Command Line

The retries options are for network failures. If you are copying from one local folder to another, you can probably remove /R:10 /W:2

If you are copying really large files over the internet or a particularly bad network connection, you can increase the number of retries and the wait time between each as well.

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by Slayer_ In reply to ROBOCOPY Command Line

Sometimes its good to put some time between each packet as well so you don't hog the network connection to yourself for a long time.

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by donr484 In reply to ROBOCOPY Command Line

I just noticed my command line got truncated above. All the options are listed below it at least. There are some issues with posts on this site.

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