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Copying to another drive

by Robert Flagg / March 18, 2009 2:44 AM PDT

Is there any way to copy a folder to another drive and not replace a folder with the same name on the target drive?
The result would be two folders with the same name but with different content.
Win XP Ser pak 2.

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by Coryphaeus / March 18, 2009 3:51 AM PDT

Can you put two files with the same name in a folder? Nope. You'll need to rename one of them.

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Yes, but only ...
by Edward ODaniel / March 18, 2009 4:56 AM PDT

if you put the new folder of the same name in a different directory.

For instance e:\my data\March is already on your drive. You cannot put another directory (folder) named March in the My Data directory (folder) but you could put one in e:\ (the root directory) or in e:\My Data\March\March (as a subdirectory of the March subdirectory) or in e:\My newer data\March

It is kind of like water - you can't fill an already filled cup with another cup of water and expect it to contain both cups, the water from the new cup replaces that already in the original cup.

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Copy to another drive
by Robert Flagg / March 18, 2009 7:12 AM PDT
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The applications I have written for a client contain a menu that requires a backup three times uring the process. The content at that particular time is copied to a floppy using a batch file.
When the process is completed we have 3 floppies each with different content.
This is necessary so that when the operator makes an error I am able to use the floppy to correct the errors. I want to eliminate all these floppies by using a USBflash card which will contain all
the backups on one card.
I can surmise the only way to accomplish my objective is to rewrite the batch files to change directory name each time. Are there any other methods?

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How about . . .
by Coryphaeus / March 18, 2009 8:07 AM PDT
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Build three directories on the USB device to coincide with three floppies.

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