When I published my TR Dojo episode on TechRepublic's XCopy graphical interface, I was curious just how many members still use XCopy on a regular basis. So, I asked. As the following poll results show, of the 2,131 people who answered my XCopy poll, 83 percent reported that they still use XCopy.
Because so many people told me they still use XCopy, I put together a quick list of XCopy and related resources from TechRepublic and Microsoft.Microsoft:
- Switches That You Can Use with Xcopy and Xcopy32 Commands (MSKB)
- COPY, XCOPY, and MOVE Overwrite Functionality Changes in Windows (MSKB)
- How to: Deploy using XCopy (MSDN)
- Determining When to Use Windows Installer Versus XCOPY (MSDN)
- Xcopy Does Not Copy Attributes for Folders (MSKB)
- HOW TO: Copy a Folder to Another Folder and Retain its Permissions (MSKB)
- Command Line Switches for the XCOPY Command (MSKB)
- Error message "Invalid Path, 0 files copied" Using XCOPY Command (MSKB)
- Problems Using the XCOPY Command and Long Filenames (MSKB)
- Using XCOPY with Windows 7 to copy from network locations
- Simplify file management with the XCopy Tool
- DOS is a beautiful thing
- Transferring files from one pc to another pc using command line
- Using DOS to backup Flash Drive
- Automate the XCopy command for special file operations
- Copy files on your server while preserving permissions
- Back up important files with this simple batch file
- Build Your Skills: Learn to use these essential DOS utilities
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