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problem with DOS xcopy

by Penmere / December 30, 2012 7:42 PM PST

I use xcopy for backing up but the following bat file:

pause
xcopy C:\Temp\ G:\Temp\ /e/s/f/d/y
pause

gives me an 'invalid path' error.
Both the directories exist and there is one file in C:\Temp.
I would be grateful for any help here.

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Either remove ...
by Edward ODaniel / December 31, 2012 9:57 AM PST
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that trailing backslash or change it to:

xcopy C:\Temp\*.* G:\Temp\*.* /s/e/f/d/y

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Forgive me for asking
by lacsr / December 30, 2012 7:52 PM PST
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But files in the C:\Temp are not normally what someone would be looking to backup. That folder is usually used by the system to run downloads and other non-permanent files before they actually install, etc. Most cleanup software will delete the items from the temp folder, as it is considered trash. So, why copy that to another location?

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problem with DOS xcopy
by Penmere / December 30, 2012 8:16 PM PST
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Thanks for your reply. I tried to copy the Temp folder just as a test case. If I change the name of the folder I get the same error.

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(NT) Did you it without the trailing back slash?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 31, 2012 2:18 AM PST
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problem with DOS xcopy
by Penmere / December 31, 2012 6:11 PM PST

Thanks for your reply - and it worked. I will be able now to get on and write my backup file . Thanks again.

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problem with DOS xcopy
by Penmere / December 31, 2012 6:15 PM PST
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Thanks for your reply - both solutions worked. I will be able now to get on and write my backup file . Thanks again.

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