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    Copying a folder structure and its contents

    I Amy just be getting old, but -- well, I AM getting old, but nevertheless -- if I have a directory tree: C:\One, C:\One\Two, C:\One\Two\Three and so on...

    How do I copy that entire tree, structure files and all to a destination folder, say, D:\Backups?

    I get all the files, but all in one spot...not the structure as well.

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    Will you be using Explorer.exe - what we used to call File Manager? If so, right-click on the parent directory, left-click copy, goto the desired target parent directory, right-click paste.
    Now, if you're doing a DOS-box: copy /? > copySwitches.txt -- will give you an EZ-read text file of how to copy a directory tree from A over to B.
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    Copy C:\One to D:\Backups

    The end result should be D:\Backups\One, which would contain all the files and subfolders in C:\One.

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    Roland, yes I would be doing it in a batch file (dos box), and it seems that you gave me the answer. I'm off to take a look?

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    Uranium Lounger CWBillow's Avatar
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    I got a solution...outside the box, but it works. I used Softy's TCMD -- an "enhanced" DOS -- and a batch file there picked them all up.

    Chuck
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