robocopy installation and use


G

Gale Coleman

Hello all,

I can't find a Windows NT group to post to, so I will attempt here. I have
downloaded robocopy.exe onto my NT 4 server. The descriptions state it can
be used on NT 4. I double clicked on robocopy.exe to install it (Does it
need to be installed???), opened up notepad and typed the following into it:

robocopy "s:\Profiles" "N:\Corel\Nightly Backups\BRO Docs\Profiles"

saved it as blah.cmd and closed it up. I then double clicked it to run it
and a black box flashes and goes away. I can tell there is some writing
there, but I am not quick enough to tell what it says. The "S" drive and
"N" drives are mapped and are not changed by users. What am I doing wrong?
I use xcopy right now to copy things over, but it would be nice to only copy
the new or changed things only instead of everything. The 35 pages of
instructions that come along with robocopy.exe are more than foreign to me.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks

Gale
 
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John John

news://msnews.microsoft.com/microsoft.public.windowsnt.misc

Just put Robocopy in the System32 folder and run it from the command
prompt. Use the /? switch for help. You really didn't look or serach
too hard for help on this issue. Robocopy is well documented all over
the place!

http://www.ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html

John
 
G

Gale Coleman

Thanks for the info, but as I stated, it looks foreign to me. In the 35
pages of instructions I have in front of me, it does not state to put it in
the system32 folder. Why search for days ( I have only put in about 6 hours
worth of searching) when you can learn from others that know the right way.

If you can't respond to a post without the sarcasm that probably makes you
feel "big" in some way or another, please don't respond at all. Most people
that post here really appreciate the help from others, except when it comes
with underlying "nasty" tones.

I put the file in the system32 folder and everything works fine now.

Thanks again.
 
G

Gale Coleman

Apology accepted. Again, I very much appreciated the information you gave
me.

Gale
 
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