Is Microsoft's Robocopy GUI still available

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    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 Is there a reason it's been withdrawn, or am I not looking in the right places?
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  3. Posts : 139
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    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.
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    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.
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    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prefer to download from one of your previously working MS links, type it into the Wayback Machine and see if that has been archived too.

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

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    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)
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    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.
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