[batch-file] Batch file to copy files from one folder to another folder

I have a storage folder on a network in which all users will store their active data on a server. Now that server is going to be replaced by a new one due to place problem so I need to copy sub folders files from the old server storage folder to new server storage folder. I have below ex:

from \Oldeserver\storage\data & files to \New server\storage\data & files.

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The answer is

xcopy.exe is definitely your friend here. It's built into Windows, so its cost is nothing.

Just xcopy /s c:\source d:\target

You'd probably want to tweak a few things; some of the options we also add include these:

  • /s/e - recursive copy, including copying empty directories.
  • /v - add this to verify the copy against the original. slower, but for the paranoid.
  • /h - copy system and hidden files.
  • /k - copy read-only attributes along with files. otherwise, all files become read-write.
  • /x - if you care about permissions, you might want /o or /x.
  • /y - don't prompt before overwriting existing files.
  • /z - if you think the copy might fail and you want to restart it, use this. It places a marker on each file as it copies, so you can rerun the xcopy command to pick up from where it left off.

If you think the xcopy might fail partway through (like when you are copying over a flaky network connection), or that you have to stop it and want to continue it later, you can use xcopy /s/z c:\source d:\target.

Hope this helps.

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