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Windows 7: Robocopy looking for my directories in the wrong place

17 Jan 2010   #1

Win7 Professional, former XP (that is what I know), learned computing on 95 / DOS
Robocopy looking for my directories in the wrong place

I'm trying to use robocopy for mirroring my most important files between two computers. Except for one issue, it works as expected.

I'm trying to copy the complete "Documents" directory. Previously, this was called "My documents" and contained for example "My pictures". Now it doesn't, and I like that, but robocopy don't. Somehow it still searches for these directories, and of course can't find them. Seems robocopy needs a fix, or am I missing out on something here?

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17 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

When I use robocopy, I use it in a text based batch file. So, as long as your paths are correct in the batch file it should go exactly where you tell it to. I haven't noticed any issues doing it this way with Windows 7.
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18 Jan 2010   #3

Win7 Professional, former XP (that is what I know), learned computing on 95 / DOS

I use it just like this:

cmd /C robocopy "C:\Users\Linus\Documents" "\\HALLEN\Linus på Hallen\Aktuellt\Documents" /MIR

It does what it should do, it mirrors my entire "Documents" directory to my backup at the other computer. But although it obviously searches for anything in the directory, it does search for "Min musik", "Mina bilder" and "Mina videoklipp". Which aint there.

Yes, I'm running a swedish version, and this is more proof that robocopy hasn't been updated: as of now the directories are named the same no matter which language you run. It searches for system directories that don't exist anymore.

And to make it more interesting, why did it ever search specifically for those directories? It does find everything in the directory without doing such stupid things.
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18 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7

Try adding the /XJ switch to the end of your command line. /XJ :: eXclude Junction points. (normally included by default).

cmd /C robocopy "C:\Users\Linus\Documents" "\\HALLEN\Linus på Hallen\Aktuellt\Documents" /MIR /XJ
Just a thought....
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21 Jan 2010   #5

Win7 Professional, former XP (that is what I know), learned computing on 95 / DOS

Sounds like a plan, if only someone can explain to me what "Junction points" means/is?
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