How to copy one directory to another with window command prompt?
I read alot of guides about to copy directories. On SO also read the posts Commmand line command to copy entire directory (including directory folder) to another directory copying all contents of folder to another folder using batch file? but nothing is working for me. I am using Window 10 Pro 64bit version. My directory looks like myfolder | ---folder1 ---folder2 | ---sample.txt The expected output is myfolder | ---folder1 | ---folder2 | ---sample.txt ---folder2 | ---sample.txt At command prompt, my present working directoy is C:Users\MyName\Desktop\myfolder> When I tried with belows robocopy folder2 folder1 /COPYALL /E xcopy folder2 folder1 /s /i only sample.txt was copied to folder1. What's I am wrong ?
Only sample.txt was copied to folder1
You need to properly specify the target directory name.
Use one of the following commands:
robocopy folder2 folder1\folder2 /COPYALL /E
xcopy folder2 folder1\folder1 /s
xcopy copies only content of folder2 to folder1. You should try this, as now you are under myfolder:
xcopy ..\folder2 folder2 /S /I
Either of the above would work.
My preference is to user wildcards, where appropriate.
xcopy /s folder2\* folder1\
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