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Windows - copying files disk to disk - ignore errors?

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by caff, 12 May 2006.

  1. caff


    Joined: 8 Feb 2004

    Posts: 3,545

    Location: London

    I'm trying to copy a large number of files from one network to another, however if a file is unable to be copied (e.g. temp file that is open) then a 'file could not be copied' or whatever error halts the rest of the copying progress...

    is there any way to select all, copy paste and ignore files that can't be copied?
  2. sheridan


    Joined: 7 May 2006

    Posts: 3

    The free software EZbackItUp (http://www.rdcomp.net/ezbackitup/)
    will allow you to back up whole folders ignoring open files. You can then copy these to your destination.
  3. zetec452


    Joined: 15 Sep 2003

    Posts: 9,454

  4. Blackstar_solar


    Joined: 7 Nov 2005

    Posts: 728

    Location: Southampton, UK

    xcopy for the win!!

    xcopy source destination /e /c /h

    Is what you want, that's what I use at work to copy whole builds :)