RoboCopy the better XCopy – Parsing error logs

A few weeks ago I wrote about using XCopy to copy files and folder structures including their NTFS Permissions. Recently I came to the point where I wanted to see all errors and their related files, so I could fix messed up NTFS permissions. With XCopy however parsing the log is pretty much impossible. Also Microsoft suggests using RoboCopy as a sucessor to XCopy. And thats what I did. Using RoboCopy like XCopy In my other blog post I meantioned that I wanted to copy all folders and files including their NTFS permissions and ignore errors on the way....

March 12, 2018 · 2 min · Silthus

XCopy files keeping NTFS permissions and ignoring errors

XCopy is a very useful tool included in all versions of Windows. With XCopy you can copy large amounts of data with ease. Plus it has a switch that lets you copy over the NTFS permissions. Creating an initial full copy with XCopy 1 xcopy "C:\Source Folder" "F:\Destination Folder" /X /H /E /V /C Copy files and folders that changed since initial copy 1 xcopy "C:\Source Folder" "F:\Destination Folder" /X /H /E /V /D /Y /C Explanation of XCopy switches Parameter Description /?...

February 28, 2018 · 1 min · Michael