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DOS xcopy in win2000

By glenn ·
I use a dos XCOPY batch(.bat) file to copy files and folders that works fine in Win98. When I try to run it in Win2000 it gives a quick xcopy splash screen but does nothing else. It's a handy little program that I write and run in task scheduler which saves a lot of headaches when users inadvertently delete or corrupt their data. Fixes/suggestions anyone???

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by TheChas In reply to DOS xcopy in win2000

Windows 2K has even less DOS command support than W95 had.

Here is an alternate utility.

http://www.xxcopy.com/index.html#contents

As far as I know, this works the same way as xcopy, only better.

Chas

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by glenn In reply to DOS xcopy in win2000

I tried it but could not get it to run properly even on a win98 machine.

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by opatzg In reply to DOS xcopy in win2000

unles your recursing subdirectories, the COPY command will perform the same job.

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by glenn In reply to DOS xcopy in win2000

I need the subdirectories as well

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by Mike Jones In reply to DOS xcopy in win2000

I suspect that you are getting file permission errors. You have to tell the task scheduler which ID to run under I think and I suspect that the ID's that it is running with doesn't have enough privelages to copy the files.

Go to the command prompt and run the file in a window so you can see what the error message being reported is.

I also think that you need to use xopy32 not just xcopy.

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by smlandau In reply to DOS xcopy in win2000

I have been using Windows 2000 for quite a while
and find the standard XCOPY command works fine. Try running it in a DOS window with some test files and directories and note if any error messages come up. Also, make sure you are using the correctswitches......

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