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Windows 7: automated scheduled file copy? robocopy gui?

27 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
automated scheduled file copy? robocopy gui?

I am wanting to periodically copy files from one pc to another pc across the lan.
I was reading about robocopy, and wikipedia says there is a gui.

Anyone have a link to something I can use?

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27 Mar 2014   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

file lite move?
FileMove Lite - SDW Software

What I want to do is move the files, not copy. So they will be gone from one PC an be on another.
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27 Mar 2014   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

That program looks like it has to be manually started, so it runs all the time.
Ideally something should just start and stop on it's own.
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27 Mar 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro 32bit / Windows 7 Ultimate x64

2BrightSparks SyncBack can be set to run on a schedule. I love this software and use it for backups and to synchronize sets of folders from one machine to another.

SyncBack Free - freeware version of the ultimate data backup software

Best Wishes,
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27 Mar 2014   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit

I prefer FreeFileSync. It can be set to automatically copy files.
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27 Mar 2014   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
I prefer FreeFileSync. It can be set to automatically copy files.
How about move, so copy then delete?

I want to move humongous wtv WMC recorded TV files across the LAN to a huge drive, then delete them off the original location.
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27 Mar 2014   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

looking again at robocopy, it can move files.

sevenforums member, post #10, gives an example of using robocopy

Need help creating a task scheduler task to move files over a network.

C:\Windows\System32\Robocopy.exe "d:\data\SharedFiles\Dropbox" "\\otherserver\Backups\DropboxBackup" /s /e /r:0 /w:0 /MOT:5

In the string above, it checks for changes in the source directory every 5 minutes
So I should be able to use the /mov to delete files after the copy.
Although instead of /MOT, wonder if better to let task scheduler run robocopy once a day. Otherwise how to start robocopy? Task Scheduler starts it but with switch /MOT it will remain running all the time.

I also see file attributes of various types can be copied or not copied.
Wonder which attributes WMC needs?

What attributes are copied when you manually copy a file??
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27 Mar 2014   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

A guy on thegreenbutton says robocopy copies files in use by WMC.
He suggests to use move command. He said that did not give a problem with WMC partial files.
Who knows if he used the /mov flag with robocopy or not.
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23 Apr 2017   #9
Colins Ankish

Windows 10 64 bit

To perform automated file scheduling I use GS Richcopy enterprise version. Although its paid but provides many exciting features like email notification when transfer is complete, multi threaded file transfer, long path name support and many more. Try it, its the best I have seen so far. Hope it helps!
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2 Weeks Ago   #10

windows 7 home premium

Hello to all,

I've have the similar problem - I need a program that can automatically copy files from one location on my computer to another in a scheduled time but not to overwrite destination file if they have the same name or size but to always add new version od file (add time or date stamp to file or something else).

I've tried various applications and variations of RoboCopy - WinRoboCopy, MoveBOT, CopyWhiz, Synkron, FreeFileSync etc.. and neither of these has ability to add new version of source file without overwriting destination file.

Best regards.
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