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Windows 7: Any way to c&p folders without the contents?

07 Nov 2013   #1

W7 64 Ult
Any way to c&p folders without the contents?

Hi all, hope this is in the right forum.

As the title says, can you copy folders, and paste them to another drive without the contents? Maybe with a hotkey, or some other way?

Reason I ask - I have 20 folders in a directory on my D drive. They are all full of a lot of content (100s of GB). I want those 20 folders all with the same names in a directory on my F drive. I am trying to avoid a) r-clicking and creating New Folder 20x, and then r-clicking and then renaming 20x, and trying to avoid b) copying all the folders with the contents, waiting for the c/p to finish, and then having to go into each folder to delete the contents.

Any way to feasibly manage this? Thanks!

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07 Nov 2013   #2

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

You could use the xcopy command from a command prompt with the /T switch which would copy the directory structure but not the files.

Open a command prompt and navigate to the folder that contains those 20 folders then enter: xcopy *.* f:\ /T
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08 Nov 2013   #3

W7 64 Ult

Great - thanks!
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