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Old 04-02-2008
CMD COPY command not working in Vista
 
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Command prompt "COPY" command not working in brand new Windows Vis

I am trying to create an automatic Backup batch file using "COPY" command in
CMD prompt in brand new laptop running Vista; but the operation not working.
Any help please?

Pete

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Old 05-02-2008
SG
 
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Re: Command prompt "COPY" command not working in brand new Windows Vis

Hi Pete,

Post the contents of your batch file, not the file it's self.
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Old 05-02-2008
Bob
 
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Re: Command prompt "COPY" command not working in brand new Windows Vis

Replace COPY with XCOPY.
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Old 05-02-2008
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Re: Command prompt "COPY" command not working in brand new Windows

Hi SG,
Thanks for your reply!
The contents of my batch file is:

PATH C:\; C:\Windows; C:\Windows\System32
COPY C:\Program Files\BioClinic\*.*

Just two simple lines and this batch file was working fine in the old laptop
computer that was running Windows XP. I copied the same batch file to the
brand new DELL latop that came with Windows Vista and NOT working.
Thanks, Pete
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Old 05-02-2008
Bob
 
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Re: Command prompt "COPY" command not working in brand new Windows

There is no destination given in your file and there's no need for the PATH
command.

Try this:
COPY (or XCOPY) <source> <destination>
Use the "/y" switch to avoid the overwrite prompt.
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Old 06-02-2008
CMD COPY command not working in Vista
 
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Re: Command prompt "COPY" command not working in brand new Windows

Bob,
Thanks for pointing out my omission!
Actually it is : "COPY C:\Program Files\BioClinic\*.* F:\" ,where the "F:"
being my USB memory stick.

I thought may be the Vista came with no "COPY" command available and was
looking for Vista CD but it was not in the box.

But you have a good suggestion to try with XCOPY and I will do that when I
get to the laptop next time because it's not with me now.
Thanks much, Pete
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Old 06-02-2008
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 
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Re: Command prompt "COPY" command not working in brand new Windows

Pete

Check out 'Robocopy'. Much more powerful and with many more options.

Robocopy /?
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Old 06-02-2008
Bob
 
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Re: Command prompt "COPY" command not working in brand new Windows

You're welcome Pete.
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