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Windows 7: Disappearing directories using robocopy


14 Jan 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home 64bit
 
 
Disappearing directories using robocopy

Hi All,

I know that there was a mention of this problem on the vista forum but the answer was specific to vista and incomplete as the originator reformatted the drive before trying all the solutions.

Here is the problem - when I run the following
robocopy D:\ L:\Backup-D /MIR /LOG:C:\Logs\copyjobD /FP

The directory Backup-D disappears from L:\
explorer doesn't show it
dos cmd window dir doesn't show it

However it is there because the searchs find file names in it
I can cd to it in a cmd window

I have checked that folder options show hidden folders etc. So what has robocopy done to the destination directories?

Happy to try anything!

Ok - update....

Looking at the directory attributes in cmd window - it seems that robocopy has set the system and hidden attributes on the target directory eventhough thease attributes were not present in the source directory. So to get over the problem the

attrib -s -h (target directory name)

resolves the issue but doesn't explain why robocopy set these attributes in the first place.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
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