Seek util to copy folder structure but no files


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Lem

Is there a utility for XP which can copy a folder and all its
subfolders but none of the files in the folders?

In essence, I want to copy the folder structure but not any data.

What freeware can do this?

Lem
 
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charles

Is there a utility for XP which can copy a folder and all its
subfolders but none of the files in the folders?

In essence, I want to copy the folder structure but not any data.

What freeware can do this?

Lem
xxcopy <http://www.xxcopy.com/> (commandline)

/T Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. It
copies all directories including empty ones (implicitly sets /E).
 
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Gert van der Kooij

xxcopy <http://www.xxcopy.com/> (commandline)

/T Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. It
copies all directories including empty ones (implicitly sets /E).

Which is also possible with the standard xcopy command on XP:
xcopy <source> <target> /T /E
 
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Andreas Kaestner

Lem (z@mail.com) schrieb/wrote:
Is there a utility for XP which can copy a folder and all its
subfolders but none of the files in the folders?
XCOPY /?
 
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Donald Lessau

Lem said:
Is there a utility for XP which can copy a folder and all its
subfolders but none of the files in the folders?

In essence, I want to copy the folder structure but not any data.
TrackerV3 (http://www.trackerv3.com/), per drag'n'drop context menu.
 
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Lem

TrackerV3 (http://www.trackerv3.com/), per drag'n'drop context
menu.

I can not get to see the "rich copy" context menu entry. Tracker's
help text says:

-------------------------------------
You find the "Rich copy" commands only in the drag&drop context menu.
To do a "Rich copy", drag the selected files from the find results
list to the destination in TreeView using the right mouse button: on
drop, a popup menu will give you the choice between normal and rich
operations.

"Rich copy" only works with files, not with folders. And, it's only
meaningful when your File Find includes subfolders, else there is no
folder structure present in the find results.
-------------------------------------

But when I right click and drag a file I have got listed on the right
from a "find" operation to a folder in the tree list then the context
menu comes up and says:

secure move with eraser
copy here
move here
create shortcuts here
create hardlink here

As you can see,
I use Eraser http://www.heidi.ie/eraser/
I also use NTFSlink http://www.elsdoerfer.info/ntfslink/

Maybe these stop Tracker putting up the option for "rich copy"?
 
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Lennart

Op Thu, 23 Jun 2005 19:17:44 +0200 schreef Gert van der Kooij:
Which is also possible with the standard xcopy command on XP:
xcopy <source> <target> /T /E
I would also suggest xxcopy, because when you get used to it, it is a lot
more advanced than xcopy.
 
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Donald Lessau

Lem said:
I can not get to see the "rich copy" context menu entry...
Check Configuration/General/Custom Drag'n'Drop context menu.
 
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Doc

Check Configuration/General/Custom Drag'n'Drop context menu.
Donald ......... I thought I had TrackerV3 'sussed' ....... but dammit,
thats something I never knew/tried. Can the BEST get BETTER ? Tracker
rocks!
 
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Lem

On Fri 24 Jun 2005 06:58:47, Lennart wrote:
Op Thu, 23 Jun 2005 19:17:44 +0200 schreef Gert van der Kooij:


I would also suggest xxcopy, because when you get used to it, it
is a lot more advanced than xcopy.
XXCOPY always seems to be highly rated by many people but I once
tried XXCOPY and it was way too messy for me because it used line
commands.

There was little good help text for novices. I looked mainly at
http://www.xxcopy.com/index.htm

Are there any GUI front ends and friendly help text add-ons?
 
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Lem

On Fri 24 Jun 2005 09:00:16, Donald Lessau wrote:
Check Configuration/General/Custom Drag'n'Drop context menu.

OK, I made the change in the congig.

I can get the two "rich copy" options on the context menu and I
select the one for copy.

However no folder structure gets copied over. All I get is just a
copy of the the original file. The file I am copying is in a folder
which has several subfolders. The file is located from the results
list of a "Find" command.

What else do I need to check?
 
A

Andreas Kaestner

Lem (z@mail.com) schrieb/wrote:
XXCOPY always seems to be highly rated by many people but I once
tried XXCOPY and it was way too messy for me because it used line
commands.

There was little good help text for novices. I looked mainly at
http://www.xxcopy.com/index.htm

Are there any GUI front ends and friendly help text add-ons?
You may wish to have a look at the xxcopy yahoo discussion group.
 
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Donald Lessau

Lem said:
I can get the two "rich copy" options on the context menu and I
select the one for copy.

However no folder structure gets copied over.
Ok, I was already wondering why you were looking for "Rich copy" but then I
forgot to ask. "Rich copy" is not the command you need to copy a folder
structure but "Create Branch(es) Here"! Right-drag a folder(s) from list to
tree or from tree to tree and then click "Create Branch(es) Here".

Don
 
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