Thursday, November 03, 2011

Copy and Skip Existing Files in Windows

If you are hardcore old school Batch coders like me, you most probably have stumbled across the requirement to copy your backups from one place to another while skipping files which already exist on the destination point. This article describes a Windows tool which does that very easily.

This tool is called Robocopy and is freely available to all windows users inside the Windows Resource Kit Tools. You can get it from here. Robocopy has many options which we will not discuss in this article, but its default behaviour allows us to copy files and skipping existing ones:

robocopy C:\source\*.bak D:\destination\
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