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Robocopy OK on command line, errors when in batch file

Robocopy OK on command line, errors when in batch file

Robocopy OK on command line, errors when in batch file

(OP)
This robocopy command:

robocopy "H:" "T:\My Drive" /E /XD "*$RECYCLE.BIN*" /XF "*thumbs.db*" /V /LOG:"H:\robocopy.txt"

Works fine from a DOS command line, but in a batch file that's run from the command line, produces this:

Source - I:\IT Files\Projects\My Drive\ H:\MX T:\My Drive\
Dest - I:\E \XD\


The I: drive and path are the current directory. I don't know why it's added those, and I don't know what's generating the   characters. But, it calls them out as invalid parameters and prevents robocopy from running.

Is there some special syntax needed for running from a batch file?

Fred

RE: Robocopy OK on command line, errors when in batch file

Do you name your batch file as .bat, or .cmd?
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/148968/windows...

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