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Windows 7: Copy syntax for command mode from XP HD to Win7 HD

02 Dec 2015   #11

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Much appreciated. Tomorrow is another day.

I've looked up the wiki on robo copy and the syntax is above. Is there a preference to those here
who still use the old DOS commands? Perhaps I would make less errors using Robocopy?

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02 Dec 2015   #12

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Something has gone wrong here and I don't know how to fix it.

I'm showing a Reserved Disk letter at Computer Source drive which I don't understand. My target drive 1Tb drive shows 3/4 of it's space free but my 288 GB media folder transfer gives the error of not enough disk space.

How complicated can transferring one file be? Is there a better way than with these long DOS commands and how to I get rid of the errors? The target drive is fresh. There should be no hidden or reserved info connected with it.
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02 Dec 2015   #13

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

One followup.

I tried something different-- just entered the root directory of both drives and asked to copy the big folder from the source to target drive.

It looks like it's going in ok-- I'll know after some time for the big folder.

But I don't know what I'll have afterwards with Shadow drives or whatevs in MyComputer.

And I don't know why the DOS command with the long string of qualifiers failed to find enough space.
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03 Dec 2015   #14

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I'm thinking we can mark this solved unless there is comment yet on robocoy as an alternative.
Only thing I think of for the command failing is at the System level it somehow does not see the available partition space.
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 Copy syntax for command mode from XP HD to Win7 HD

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