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How to XCOPY all the folders/subfolders to a destination folder?

How to XCOPY all the folders/subfolders to a destination folder?

How to XCOPY all the folders/subfolders to a destination folder?

(OP)
Hello,
I am trying to xcopy some folders and files with specific suffix to a destination folder but I always get message like '0 files copied' or 'parameters not recognized'.
What I did was goto Start window and typed 'cmd' at the bottome of the window, which brought me to a black screen like a DOS window, then I typed 'xcopy .sas /s c:\destination folder
But it failed.
Anything I did wrong?
Thanks in advance.

RE: How to XCOPY all the folders/subfolders to a destination folder?

To copy all .SAS files FROM YOUR CURRENT DIRECTORY, type
xcopy *.sas "c:\destination folder\*.*" /s
where the inverted commas are required only because "destination folder" contains an embedded blank.

To learn all about XCOPY, type
xcopy /?

For more complicated instances where "but it failed" applies, please explain exactly HOW it failed.

RE: How to XCOPY all the folders/subfolders to a destination folder?

Quote:

'xcopy .sas /s c:\destination folder

Can we assume that you didn't include that initial apostrophe in your command? If you did, the command would definitely fail.

More importantly, it's not enough simply to specify .sas; you need to do *.sas.

Mike

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