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Windows 7: Windows7 Batch File Copy Possible?

15 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Windows7 Batch File Copy Possible?

Fellow Forum Members,
I have two external hard drives I'm calling Hard Drive A and Hard Drive B. Hard Drive A & B are mounted to external USB cradles. Both USB cradles are connected to the same PC containing Hard Drive C. My objective is to transfer all data files, folders, sub folders from both Hard Drive A & B over to two different hard drives on Hard Drive C.

I need help figuring out Windows 7 so I can accomplish the task above. I have heard of RoboCopy but don't know how to write the script. Does an application such as XYExplorer perform the task of batch copying from multiple external hard drives over to two different folders in an internal hard drive?

How would a RobyCopy Script look like that does the following:

Copy G:\hdA_data1 over to C:\data1_from_hdA
Copy H:\hdB_data2 over to C:\data2_from_hdB
Automatically Turn off computer after copy operation is done


Any info will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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16 Jun 2013   #2

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Windows 7 Ult. x64 Windows 8.1 x64 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Tri-Boot
 
 

Hi,

I haven't had much luck with working out how to turn the computer off automatically, although it can be done.

For the copy process, just usex copy, robocopy gives no benefit since this is a one time? copy of files.

Code:
xcopy G:\*.* /E C:\DataG
xcopy H:\*.* /E C:\DataH
From the cmd prompt:
Code:
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.
C:\Users\Colin>xcopy /?
Copies files and directory trees.

XCOPY source [destination] [/A | /M] [/D[:date]] [/P] [/S [/E]] [/V] [/W]
                           [/C] [/I] [/Q] [/F] [/L] [/G] [/H] [/R] [/T] [/U]
                           [/K] [/N] [/O] [/X] [/Y] [/-Y] [/Z] [/B]
                           [/EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...]

  source       Specifies the file(s) to copy.
  destination  Specifies the location and/or name of new files.
  /A           Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
               doesn't change the attribute.
  /M           Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
               turns off the archive attribute.
  /D:m-d-y     Copies files changed on or after the specified date.
               If no date is given, copies only those files whose
               source time is newer than the destination time.
  /EXCLUDE:file1[+file2][+file3]...
               Specifies a list of files containing strings.  Each string
               should be in a separate line in the files.  When any of the
               strings match any part of the absolute path of the file to be
               copied, that file will be excluded from being copied.  For
               example, specifying a string like \obj\ or .obj will exclude
               all files underneath the directory obj or all files with the
               .obj extension respectively.
  /P           Prompts you before creating each destination file.
  /S           Copies directories and subdirectories except empty ones.
  /E           Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones.
               Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T.
  /V           Verifies the size of each new file.
  /W           Prompts you to press a key before copying.
  /C           Continues copying even if errors occur.
  /I           If destination does not exist and copying more than one file,
               assumes that destination must be a directory.
  /Q           Does not display file names while copying.
  /F           Displays full source and destination file names while copying.
  /L           Displays files that would be copied.
  /G           Allows the copying of encrypted files to destination that does
               not support encryption.
  /H           Copies hidden and system files also.
  /R           Overwrites read-only files.
  /T           Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does not
               include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E includes
               empty directories and subdirectories.
  /U           Copies only files that already exist in destination.
  /K           Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only attributes.
  /N           Copies using the generated short names.
  /O           Copies file ownership and ACL information.
  /X           Copies file audit settings (implies /O).
  /Y           Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
               existing destination file.
  /-Y          Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
               existing destination file.
  /Z           Copies networked files in restartable mode.
  /B           Copies the Symbolic Link itself versus the target of the link.
  /J           Copies using unbuffered I/O. Recommended for very large files.

The switch /Y may be preset in the COPYCMD environment variable.
This may be overridden with /-Y on the command line.

C:\Users\Colin>
Regards,
Golden
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Jun 2013   #3

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Add this as the last line of the batch file to shutdown the computer:
Code:
shutdown -s -t 0
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