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sbdblyss

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Hey guys,

I have a quick question.... I have been, for years, very frustrated with the method WIndows XP and previous versions use when terminating a file move or copy because of a file that is not accessible or cannot be found. Right in the middle of moving, for example, a large (40gb) file folder full of random file types to an external, the OS will inform me that it cannot copy a specific file and therefor gives up on the remaining files and leaves me with only half of my folder transferred. Now for the actual question: Do you know of any software that will help me move files and avoid this issue. I know that in Vista the user can choose to skip the file and continue with the transfer. Thank you for your time!

Jake :eek:
 
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Good ol' xcopy will work as well too, just use the /c switch. Even better, Robocopy will make repeated tries to copy a file in some cases, in case it was just a temporary glitch.. And Robocopy even has a sparse, but useful, GUI available, with check boxes for most of the switches, including tool tips to describe them. And it'll create a *.cmd file to run the job as well.

I haven't tested the x026 version that comes with the GUI, still using x010. I've seen that x026 doesn't set the errorlevel variable properly.

The GUI and x026 version can be found here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc160891.aspx

The x010 version is included with Win2k3 Resource Kit tools, which can be found here:
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...69-57ff-4ae7-96ee-b18c4790cffd&displaylang=en

The GUI download will install robocopy.exe to %windir%\system32
The Resource Kit download will install it with the rest of the tools, default is %ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools

I used to have a link for just robocopy.exe, but can't find it now.

Jerry
 
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