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Robocopy, or "Robust File Copy", is a command-line directory replication command.

  • Windows

Robocopy, or "Robust File Copy", is a command-line directory replication command. It has been available as part of the Windows Resource Kit starting with Windows NT 4.0, and was introduced as a standard feature of Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008.

Robocopy is notable for capabilities above and beyond the built-in Windows copy and xcopy commands, including the following:
• Ability to tolerate network interruptions and resume copying.
• Ability to copy file data and attributes correctly, and to preserve original timestamps, as well as NTFS ACLs, owner information, and audit information using command line switches.
• Ability to assert the Windows NT "backup right" so an administrator may copy an entire directory, including files denied readability to the administrator.
• Persistence by default, with a programmable number of automatic retries if a file cannot be opened.
• A "mirror" mode, which keeps trees in sync by optionally deleting files out of the destination that are no longer present in the source.
• Ability to skip files that already appear in the destination folder with identical size and timestamp.
• A continuously-updated command-line progress indicator.
• Ability to copy file and folder names exceeding 256 characters without errors.
• Multithreaded copying (Windows 7 only).
• Return code on program termination for batch file usage. More Info »

Link to official Robocopy site

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Robocopy was added by Joz in Mar 2011 and the lastest update was made in Nov 2014. There is a history of activites on Robocopy in our Change Log and Activity Log. It's possible to update the information on Robocopy or report it as discontinued, duplicated or spam. If you want a nice widget to put on your website check these out.
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