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anthony78anthony78 Posts: 18Member
Hi,
Is there a way using command copy, xcopy or whatever in dos to copy the entire harddisk contents(including hidden files, system files, everything) to another harddisk?? if so wat is the command like? I have seen it in magazine before but it was quite long time ago(2 years) and i remember the command is very long. dos version is 7.0 (other version also can)

thanks in advance.

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  • WaltPWaltP Posts: 335Member
    : Hi,
    : Is there a way using command copy, xcopy or whatever in dos to copy the entire harddisk contents(including hidden files, system files, everything) to another harddisk?? if so wat is the command like? I have seen it in magazine before but it was quite long time ago(2 years) and i remember the command is very long. dos version is 7.0 (other version also can)
    :
    : thanks in advance.
    :

    XCOPY /S from the root directory will copy all but empty subdirs.

    Use the /? switch for a list of all switches


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    Walt


  • anthony78anthony78 Posts: 18Member
    : : Hi,
    : : Is there a way using command copy, xcopy or whatever in dos to copy the entire harddisk contents(including hidden files, system files, everything) to another harddisk?? if so wat is the command like? I have seen it in magazine before but it was quite long time ago(2 years) and i remember the command is very long. dos version is 7.0 (other version also can)
    : :
    : : thanks in advance.
    : :
    :
    : XCOPY /S from the root directory will copy all but empty subdirs.
    :
    : Use the /? switch for a list of all switches
    :
    :
    : ----------------
    : Walt
    :
    :
    : xcopy/s will not copy hidden files. if xcopy not available(boot disk) can copy do the same thing? (i remember from a pc magazine i read it can be done....). Anyway thanks Walt.



  • WaltPWaltP Posts: 335Member
    [b][red]This message was edited by WaltP at 2003-8-13 16:50:8[/red][/b][hr]
    [b][red]This message was edited by WaltP at 2003-8-13 16:49:25[/red][/b][hr]
    : : : Hi,
    : : : Is there a way using command copy, xcopy or whatever in dos to copy the entire harddisk contents(including hidden files, system files, everything) to another harddisk?? if so wat is the command like? I have seen it in magazine before but it was quite long time ago(2 years) and i remember the command is very long. dos version is 7.0 (other version also can)
    : : :
    : : : thanks in advance.
    : : :
    : :
    : : XCOPY /S from the root directory will copy all but empty subdirs.
    : :
    : : Use the /? switch for a list of all switches
    : :
    : :
    : : ----------------
    : : Walt
    : :
    : :
    : : xcopy/s will not copy hidden files. if xcopy not available(boot disk) can copy do the same thing? (i remember from a pc magazine i read it can be done....). Anyway thanks Walt.
    :
    No copy won't do it. As I said, check available switches with /? on all DOS/Dos-like commands

    Sound like what you want is a stronger file manager. I highly recommend ZTree, a 32-bit version of XTree that has a lot of major enhancements (and more being added almost daily). Check for it at http://ztree.com


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    Walt

    I just had a thought -- are you trying to create another bootable hard disk? If so, none of these techniques will work. You'll need to use somethinbg like Norton Ghost, or Drive Copy. There is another program I heard of that will copy hd to hd, but I can't remember the name. The folks on TechTV mentioned it, might check their site.



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