1.    2 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Nov 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Robocopy backup won't work

    I tried to use the built-in Windows program called Robocopy to back up my files using the following command on the command line:

    robocopy Documents J:\robocopy /e

    This command works fine on my laptop

    But it would not work on my desktop computer for some reason

    It just shows the very command that I typed over and over again repeating the command over and over on a new line each time, and it doesn't copy the files. There is no explanation for why.

    On the other hand, using Windows Backup / File History works just fine, but I don't want to use Windows Backup because I don't like the format that the files are saved in.

    Why isn't Robocopy working? How do I solve this?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 390
    Windows 10x64 17035

    Change your destination directory to something other than robocopy and it should work.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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