xcopy alternative for Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 – ROBOCOPY

Robocopy – Robust File Copy for Windows is bundled with Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Vista. If you can not do something in xcopy, you probably can in robocopy. For example robocopy can:

  • resume on network error, specify number of Retries, etc.
  • ability to copy NTFS permissions and attributes including timestamps;
  • synchronize mode;
  • and a lot more.

Example, copy src_folder to dst_folder including sub-folders:
robocopy C:\src_folder C:\dst_folder /E

robocopy /?

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