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Newbie.... I'm looking to create a batch file to copy one folder and "all" of it's contents, subfolders, into another folder. I'm able to create and copy the folder but the subfolders do not seem to copy as well. basically to there is a foler, let's call it Folder "A" and the back up is Folder "B". I want to run a scheduled task at midnight to use Folder "B" to overwrite Folder "A" each night any ideas?

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For starters, unless you're running DOS, use a .cmd file. [smile]

Secondly, the command you want is XCOPY with the /E switch.

Quote:
Copies files and directory trees.

XCOPY source [destination] [/A | /M] [/D[:date]]

[/S [/E]] [/V] [/W]
[/C] [/Q] [/F] [/L] [/G] [/H] [/R] [/T]
[/K] [/N] [/O] [/X] [/Y] [/-Y] [/Z]
[/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...]

source Specifies the file(s) to copy.
destination Specifies the location and/or name of new files.
/A Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
doesn't change the attribute.
/M Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
turns off the archive attribute.
/D:m-d-y Copies files changed on or after the specified date.
If no date is given, copies only those files whose
source time is newer than the destination time.
/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...
Specifies a list of files containing strings. Each string
should be in a separate line in the files. When any of the
strings match any part of the absolute path of the file to be
copied, that file will be excluded from being copied. For
example, specifying a string like \obj\ or .obj will exclude
all files underneath the directory obj or all files with the
.obj extension respectively.
/P Prompts you before creating each destination file.
/S Copies directories and subdirectories except empty ones.
/E Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones.
Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T.
/V Verifies each new file.
/W Prompts you to press a key before copying.
/C Continues copying even if errors occur.
/I If destination does not exist and copying more than one file,
assumes that destination must be a directory.
/Q Does not display file names while copying.
/F Displays full source and destination file names while copying.
/L Displays files that would be copied.
/G Allows the copying of encrypted files to destination that does
not support encryption.
/H Copies hidden and system files also.
/R Overwrites read-only files.
/T Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does not
include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E includes
empty directories and subdirectories.
/U Copies only files that already exist in destination.
/K Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only attributes.
/N Copies using the generated short names.
/O Copies file ownership and ACL information.
/X Copies file audit settings (implies /O).
/Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/Z Copies networked files in restartable mode.

The switch /Y may be preset in the COPYCMD environment variable.
This may be overridden with /-Y on the command line.

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Ahhh good old xcopy *.* /s/e/v/h/k/c/y reminds me of my childhood. :)

Robocopy is also another decent MS copy utility. It allows for a lot more complex overwrite logic, and has retry upon fail (ie: the cat was gnawing on the network cord)

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