Windows 7 Copy one hidden file to multiple folders


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I want to copy one hidden file to appr 600 subfolders in one parent folder. Using Ctrl-C and then Ctrl-V will not be my cop of tea.

I actually found one cmd command (thanks to SlimJim) that worked for one ordinary file, but not hidden:

[FONT=&quot]File path:[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]C:\Users\Andreas\Desktop\Test\Test.txt[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Parent folder:[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]C:\Users\Andreas\Desktop\Test\Album[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Cmd command:[/FONT] [FONT=&quot]for /D %a in (C:\Users\Andreas\Desktop\Test\Album\*) do copy C:\Users\Andreas\Desktop\Test\Test.txt “%a”[/FONT]

Does anyone know how to accomplish this with a hidden file?

(Writing a batch file with the name of each folder is not fun)

/Andreas
 
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I found the solution.

If you want to do this the command is:

[FONT=&quot]for /D %a in ([destination folder]\*) do xcopy [source file] “%a” /H /K /Y

"[,]" [/FONT]is not part of expression, however "(,)" is!

[FONT=&quot]/H[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: Copies hidden files as well[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]/K[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: Keeps attributes[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]/Y[/FONT][FONT=&quot]: Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file[/FONT]
 

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