Is Microsoft's Robocopy GUI still available  

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

  1. Posts : 140
    Dual boot windows 10 Pro 21H1 & Win 11 Pro 22H2
       #1

    Is Microsoft's Robocopy GUI still available


    I've followed several links trying to find the genuine Microsoft GUI for Robocopy by Derk Benisch as per...
    Is Microsoft's Robocopy GUI still available-robocopy-gui.gif

    but the links don't work. Is there a reason it's been withdrawn, or am I not looking in the right places?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 7,597
    windows 10
       #2
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 140
    Dual boot windows 10 Pro 21H1 & Win 11 Pro 22H2
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks, but that's not the right one. It's a version called sh-robocopy gui by sh-soft.com. That's what I'm finding.... most links go to other versions, and while they may be as good, I'm looking for the version by Derk Benisch.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 5,999
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #4

    I don't think that it works on Windows 10 anyway.

    https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/pre...ectedfrom=MSDN

    No longer available to download from official site.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 28,415
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #5

    skcusime said:
    Thanks, but that's not the right one. It's a version called sh-robocopy gui by sh-soft.com. That's what I'm finding.... most links go to other versions, and while they may be as good, I'm looking for the version by Derk Benisch.
    You are correct, Microsoft seem to have removed both Utility Spotlight Robocopy GUI and its successor "...the new RichCopy tool - a free new utility which offers a number of improvements over Robocopy GUI" from their servers.

    Fortunately the MS pages and the downloads have been preserved in the Internet Archive Wayback machine. You can download Robocopy GUI here:

    https://web.archive.org/web/20190916...ectedfrom=MSDN

    Or if you'd prefer to download from one of your previously working MS links, type it into the Wayback Machine and see if that has been archived too.

    Internet Archive: Digital Library of Free & Borrowable Books, Movies, Music & Wayback Machine
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 5,999
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #6

    Well I just installed it anyway.

    h**ps://web.archive.org/web/20140827152133if_/http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/d/0/fd05def7-68a1-4f71-8546-25c359cc0842/UtilitySpotlight2006_11.exe
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 5,999
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #7

    Test copied a couple of files and it worked but logging did not work.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 28,415
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #8

    Callender said:
    I don't think that it works on Windows 10 anyway.....

    Yes, it does still work in the latest version of Windows 10. But it requires .NET Framework 2.0, you'll need to install that first as by default it's not turned on in Windows Features.

    Is Microsoft's Robocopy GUI still available-image.png
      My Computers


  9. Posts : 28,415
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #9

    Callender said:
    Test copied a couple of files and it worked but logging did not work.
    Try its successor, Richcopy (that one doesn't need .Net 2.0)....

    Is Microsoft's Robocopy GUI still available-image.png

    https://web.archive.org/web/20190906...088(v=msdn.10)
      My Computers


  10. Posts : 5,999
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #10

    Well Robocopy GUI worked when copying files with no need for .NET framework 2.0

    I did try RichCopy but since I've never needed these types of utility I've uninstalled both. Usually I just sick to Teracopy for multiple folder/ file copy/ move operations and don't really need to copy system files etc.
      My Computer


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:50.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums