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How do I copy a folder in command prompt?

By Pooter22
Jan 2, 2009
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  1. I need to copy a folder from my usb harddrive to the program files folder on the c drive. I need the entire folder not just a file. Is this possible, if so, what is the correct command to do this?

    Thanks
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    XCopy E:\FolderName %ProgramFiles%

    Assuming E: is your USB Drive letter
    And substituting FolderName for your folder name
  3. Pooter22

    Pooter22 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    it says xcopy is not recognised as a command
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    %windir%\System32\XCopy E:\FolderName %ProgramFiles%

    or try:

    Copy E:\FolderName %ProgramFiles%
  5. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 3,556

    I use a little .bat file to periodically copy all my picture files from one HD to another. Create a folder on the other drive, I used 'Backup';

    @ echo off

    doskey

    cd\

    dir /w

    pause

    cd\Documents and Settings\CCT\My Documents\My Pictures\

    dir /w

    pause

    copy *.* d:\Backup

    verify

    pause

    You don't need the 'pause' entries, I just like them - :)
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