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Windows 7: How to copy folders using wildcards

17 Sep 2013   #11
dsikirica

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

that was close it copied the directory structure but it didn't copy any of the files inside the folders


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17 Sep 2013   #12
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

dsikirica try

xcopy p:\client\12*.* z:\clientbak\ /e /i /s

The /m works only once until you reset the archive bit. Happens all the time when it fails the first
time. The archive bit gets set and the /m tells it that it already has been archived.

Rich
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17 Sep 2013   #13
dsikirica

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

it copied all of the folders in the whole client directory, not just the ones that start with 12, it only copied 2 files under those folders, and they weren't the files in the 12*.* folders., is there anything you can think of that i need to do on my end different these are mapped drives and if it matters the folders are on two different servers, clients is on server x and clientbak is on server y
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17 Sep 2013   #14
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

This is the closest I could get, try this in a batch file:

for /d %%a in (\client\12*) do xcopy "%%a" "z:\clientbak\%%a" /E /I

Use %a instead of %%a to run it from the command line.

This copies only the 12 folders & files BUT it copies them to clientbak\client. I wasn't able to get around that.
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17 Sep 2013   #15
dsikirica

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

thanks so much, this works perfectly
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