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xxcopy- does is work?

Discussion in 'DOS/Other' started by zman708, Dec 26, 2001.

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  1. zman708

    zman708 Thread Starter

    Dec 26, 2001
    I am going to install a new hard drive for a friend...He would like to keep his old information. I have used the xcopy command in the past with little success. I found a free program called xxcopy on the web. Anyone use it before? If so any suggestions ect..
  2. MacFromOK


    Mar 18, 2001
    I don't know about "xxcopy", but "xcopy"
    or "xcopy32" (whichever you have) should
    work OK if you use the /H and /E switches.

    Something like this (with your file specs):

    XCOPY /H /E D:\*.* C:

    The "/H" gets hidden and system files.
    The "/E" maintains the directory structure,
    and even copies empty directories.

    You can also use Windows Explorer to copy
    everything if you have the view->options
    set to "Show all files".

    Cheers, Mac :)
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