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  1. Posts : 234
    Windows 10
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    How to copy only new files


    I have two large folders and I need to copy only modified and new files from source to target folder, is there a way to do that with explorer in windows 10 ? or with a free tool ?
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  2. Posts : 1,604
    Win 10 home 20H2 19042.1110
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    Copywiz does what you want to do, but it's not free: YouTube

    Free alternatives: 10 Best Copywhiz Alternatives | Reviews | Pros & Cons - Alternative.me
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  3. Posts : 1,463
    Windows 10 Pro 22H2 64 bit
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    I use SyncToy by Microsoft. The Echo option will do that and will also delete files in target that are deleted in source.
    If you select preview at bottom it will list all files that have changed and you can uncheck any you don't want copied.

    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/down....aspx?id=15155

    Jim
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  4. Posts : 5,121
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
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    You can use this batch script to copy new and modified files.
    How to copy only new files Attached Files
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  5. Posts : 2,068
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Robocopy comes with windows and will do it. Look at the /mir option. It's how I handle my data backups.
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  6. Posts : 7,599
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
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    William40 said:
    I have two large folders and I need to copy only modified and new files from source to target folder, is there a way to do that with explorer in windows 10 ? or with a free tool ?
    I use the following freeware to back up only modified files and new files, while other files will remain unchanged. It works with local devices/folders.
    Online data backup software - Download SyncBackFree | 2BrightSparks
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  7. Posts : 672
    W10
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    FreeFileSync does the trick. I also use it for backing up.
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  8. Posts : 15,934
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3324
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    William,

    The built-in tools RoboCopy and XCopy can each do the job -

    Robocopy - SS64
    XCopy - SS64

    Denis
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  9. Posts : 234
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
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    Thanks alot guys for all great suggestions
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  10. Posts : 14,008
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848
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    pparks1 said:
    Robocopy comes with windows and will do it. Look at the /mir option. It's how I handle my data backups.
    Careful with /MIR, it can delete files in the target that are not in the source. Better to stick with /DCOPY:T

    /mir Mirrors a directory tree (equivalent to /e plus /purge). [/TD]
    /purge Deletes destination files and directories that no longer exist in the source.
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