Copying from command prompt

By Pooter22
Dec 30, 2008
  1. Just want to know if it is possible to copy data from a usb hard drive in command prompt on to the C drive.
  2. BlkHeartWolf

    BlkHeartWolf TS Rookie Posts: 151

    As long as they are not locked or protected and your USB drive is properly identified without Software that limits it's functions,
    it will need a drive letter assignment
  3. Pooter22

    Pooter22 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea, the usb ports are good and it normally is assigned to drive e, so I assume I would type something like (cd copy e:/suchandsuch) would that be correct?
  4. tuant

    tuant TS Booster Posts: 201

    the command should look some what like this: Example "copy c:\test.txt e:\FEB2008"
    This will copy the file 'test.txt' to a folder label FEB2008 on the E:\ drive. In your case, you simply change the drive letter and file path according to your file structure.

    Another great built in tool is xcopy. Type xcopy /? at the command prompt to display all the helpful commands/switches.
  5. Pooter22

    Pooter22 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks, I'll have to wait until I get home to try it, hopefully it get's me out of the jam I'm in.
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