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    File in use cancels copy (Windows XP)

    When I make a copy of a folder that has a "file in use", such as the Windows , Documents & Settings or Symantec folder, when the copy process reaches the file that is in use it cancels the copy process.

    It would be nice if it gave me a warning message, but instead of canceling the copying of all other files that haven't been copied as yet, it would continue and copy the rest of the files.

    Is there a way to set up Windows XP to do this?

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    BH

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    Re: File in use cancels copy (Windows XP)

    Unfortunately I've always found that this is the result with many Windows systems programs, like Windows Explorer, etc.

    For that reason I tend to use ROBOCOPY (XXCOPY or Karen's Replicator are other possibilities), because it will skip files 'in use'.

    You could really go the whole hog and have a look at Volume Shadow Copy!
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    Re: File in use cancels copy (Windows XP)

    XCOPY...........wow, what a flash back. I had no idea this could be used in Windows. Good old DOS days!!!

    Thanks ..........works like a charm !

    BH

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