Using xcopy to update/backup your working folders

xcopy is one of the most powerful dos commands. It is mainly used for copying files, but arguments create a monster of it :P

To use xcopy to update a folder  from another you need to use :

xcopy H:somefolder*.* C:updating /s/d/y/h/r

Here we are updating C:updating using files in directory H:somefolder.

Let’s see what those arguments mean:

  • /s – copy subfolders
  • /d – compare files by date (copy newer changed files only)
  • /y – yes to overwrite and all the questions pc may ask :)
  • /h – copy hidden files too
  • /r – copy readonly files too

More info : xcopy help.

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