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Windows 7: Robocopy launches and then hangs/just sits there

08 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Robocopy launches and then hangs/just sits there

Hi guys,
I'm setting up an archive process to store old files on an external hard drive. The computer in question is running Windows 7 Pro 32bit. We have a server folder with 150,000+ files in it, most of which are pretty small (below 200k). I'm trying to use robocopy in a batch file to do this. It was working fine the other day, now all it does upon launch is sit there. It shows me all the options and whatnot, and also lists the number of files in the directory and the directory itself, but it never gets past that line. If I switch the destination to the local C drive, it eventually starts copying files. Is there something in my batch file that needs to change? Or could there be a problem with the external Western Digital drive that I'm using? Here is the one line batch file I have:
robocopy "\\cgifp01\Prepress\Public\ImportedPDF" "E:\OldFiles" *.* /R:2 /W:10 /MINAGE:15 /MOV /B /XJ /XF "blank_test.pdf"
Any help would be great, thanks!


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21 Nov 2012   #2

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit

Well for anyone else struggling with the same problem, here's how I got around it. I changed the batch file to copy from the network location to a temp folder on the external drive. Then I have another line that does a robocopy from the temp location to the actual archive folder. I have no idea why that works, but it does. It doesn't make any sense to me, since robocopy is still having to copy files into the external directory, but maybe since it's not copying from the network it works better. I have no idea. All I know is that it works now.

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