Moving the 'My Documents' folder (and others) to a different hard disk

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  1. Posts : 11,362
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706


    We were posting at the same time. Just try a test without /mt at all and compare the log's header sections to see if the other switches made it through this time [it is currently rejecting everything after the failed /mt]

    It's a longshot but do another test for which you write the /mt bit instead of pasting it just in case a hidden character has somehow made its way into your notes.

    Losing /mt is not the end of the world but I am baffled.

    And my deteriorating 10 year old Dell Inspiron 1545 has now become a rapidly failing Dell Inspiron 1545 so I am a bit tied up with all the swearing required.

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  2. Posts : 16,004
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install

    Try3 said:
    Try a test without /mt just to confirm that all the other options are shown in that header section correctly.

    Result . . .
       ROBOCOPY     ::     Robust File Copy for Windows                              
      Started : Sat Jul 11 20:06:57 2020
       Source - C:\Users\System-Admin\Working Directory\Source Folder\
         Dest - F:\Target Folder\
        Files : 
      Options : /S /COPY:DAT /R:10 /W:30 
    ERROR : Invalid Parameter #5 : "/DCOPY:DAT"
           Simple Usage :: ROBOCOPY source destination /MIR
                 source :: Source Directory (drive:\path or \\server\share\path).
            destination :: Destination Dir  (drive:\path or \\server\share\path).
                   /MIR :: Mirror a complete directory tree.
        For more usage information run ROBOCOPY /?

    Try3 said:
    I assume that you have no other problems
    - reading from C:\Users\System-Admin\Working Directory\Batch\
    - writing to F:\Batch
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  3. Posts : 16,004
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install

    I am probably going to have to leave this until tomorrow now.
    Thanks for all your help on this Denis, it is very much appreciated.
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  4. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503

    I tried this just to see what happens.

    RoboCopy ""C:\Users\ztruk\Desktop\SetupDiagLogs"" "F:\Target Folder" /S /R:10 /MT:1 /DCOPY:DAT /XA:SH /MIR > "%userprofile%\desktop\TestResults.Log"
    It works correctly for me, cut and pasted and the output is in TestResult.txt on my Desktop and the F:\Target Folder is there and has the right files in it.

    C:\Users\ztruk>RoboCopy ""C:\Users\ztruk\Desktop\SetupDiagLogs"" "F:\Target Folder" /S /R:10 /MT:1 /DCOPY:DAT /XA:SH /MIR > "%userprofile%\desktop\TestResults.Log"
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  5. Posts : 11,362
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1706

    I really do not know what is causing this but I would not be surprised if it was a permissions issue with one of the folders.

    You can prove me wrong by repeating the test without /mt or /dcopy then compare the header sections again.

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  6. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2

    I ran the following and got no errors. Files have been copied correctly.

    RoboCopy "C:\Source Folder" "F:\Target Folder" /S /R:10 /MT:1 /DCOPY:DAT /XA:SH /MIR > "%userprofile%\desktop\TestResults.Log"
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  7. Posts : 16,004
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install

    OK, I have discovered something very interesting.

    I have been testing this on my laptop which I only really use for the Internet, writing and testing scripts, and a very few other things.

    I ran ALL the scripts previously posted on my Desktop PC and they worked WITHOUT a problem, very strange! Running RoboCopy is the FIRST time that a script has NOT worked!

    As my Desktop PC is the computer that I want to run RoboCopy as a backup method and it works, I am happy. I would like it to produce a log as Denis suggested if possible rather than divert the output to a .txt file.

    I will however, investigate why there is a problem with it on my laptop. It does work on the laptop as long as I DON'T use the parameters . . .

    /MT:1 /DCOPY:DAT
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  8. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2

    Is it possible for Robocopy to give an advance warning if a certain number of files are to be deleted/overwritten?
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  9. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
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  10. Posts : 7,456
    Windows 10 Home 20H2

    Unfortunately, I already read the guide before asking the question.
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