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11-12-01, 12:45 AM
I hope someone is still awake to answer this...................

when doing an Xcopy what are all of the switches I need to put with it?

I think there are 4 switches but cannot remember them all.

thx for the help

11-12-01, 01:15 AM
Why don't u just type in c:\xcopy /?
That's what i did, here's all the switches
XCOPY source [destination] [/A | /M] [/D[:date]] [/P] [/S [/E]] [/V] [/W]
[/C] [/I] [/Q] [/F] [/L] [/G] [/H] [/R] [/T] [/U]
[/K] [/N] [/O] [/X] [/Y] [/-Y] [/Z]

source Specifies the file(s) to copy.
destination Specifies the location and/or name of new files.
/A Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
doesn't change the attribute.
/M Copies only files with the archive attribute set,
turns off the archive attribute.
/D:m-d-y Copies files changed on or after the specified date.
If no date is given, copies only those files whose
source time is newer than the destination time.
Specifies a list of files containing strings. Each string
should be in a separate line in the files. When any of the
strings match any part of the absolute path of the file to be
copied, that file will be excluded from being copied. For
example, specifying a string like \obj\ or .obj will exclude
all files underneath the directory obj or all files with the
.obj extension respectively.
/P Prompts you before creating each destination file.
/S Copies directories and subdirectories except empty ones.
/E Copies directories and subdirectories, including empty ones.
Same as /S /E. May be used to modify /T.
/V Verifies each new file.
/W Prompts you to press a key before copying.
/C Continues copying even if errors occur.
/I If destination does not exist and copying more than one file,
assumes that destination must be a directory.
/Q Does not display file names while copying.
/F Displays full source and destination file names while copying.
/L Displays files that would be copied.
/G Allows the copying of encrypted files to destination that does
not support encryption.
/H Copies hidden and system files also.
/R Overwrites read-only files.
/T Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does not
include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E includes
empty directories and subdirectories.
/U Copies only files that already exist in destination.
/K Copies attributes. Normal Xcopy will reset read-only attributes.
/N Copies using the generated short names.
/O Copies file ownership and ACL information.
/X Copies file audit settings (implies /O).
/Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an
existing destination file.
/Z Copies networked files in restartable mode.

11-12-01, 02:16 AM
my problem is that I keep getting a sharing violation.

I have tried to do this from safe mode, normal mode, and from a 98 bootdisk. I am going to try a command prompt attempt at it now. Hopefully that will work.

I am running Windows 2K.

It is a little different than trying to do it on a 98 machine :p

hopefully it will work this time

if not, any suggestions?

11-12-01, 06:45 AM
What r u actually trying to do??

I got all those switchs from my xp...who still runs 98 lmao

11-12-01, 12:37 PM

I used to deal with a lot of machines on 98, many businesses still run 98 (stability)

I want to do an Xcopy, copy an exact replication from one HDD to the next and maintain the file structure.

I bought a new larger HDD to replace the old one but don't want to reinstall everything

It should be something like xcopy C:\*.*/h/a/e/k D:/ but I am not sure if those are the right swithes or not

11-12-01, 03:48 PM
The switches u saidlook ok , but i have to admit i have never used xcopy to do what u want to do, i've always used nortons ghost, i'm sorry i've failed u *hangs head in shame*:(