Solved Copying My Documents Folder from windows XP to Windows 7

August 31, 2012 at 07:21:40
Specs: Windows 7
I'm trying to copy a My Documents Folder from Windows XP to Windows 7 using a batch file. When using the xcopy command I get a message saying "Can't create My Pictures,or My Music". I tried to get around this by adding an additional xcopy line to directly transfer from "Thumb Drive:\MY Documents\My Pictures" to c:\User\*\Pictures. After doing this it changes the name of "MY Pictures" to the absolute name of "Pictures". Does anyone know another method of doing this and making it work correctly?

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#1
August 31, 2012 at 08:31:10
Maybe I am missing something here but why do you need a batch file to copy the desired files? Windows can accomplish that task.

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#2
August 31, 2012 at 08:57:36
Might be as simple as quotes ("My Videos") but Window 7 has some odd ways for special folders like My something.

Windows has had the file transfer wizard which is what I think is suggested.


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#3
August 31, 2012 at 09:53:58
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I suggest Copy/paste to the flash drive then reverse at the other end.

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#4
August 31, 2012 at 10:38:12
Thanks for the replies. I have a number of things going on in the script and this is just a small piece. Apparently copy and paste is the only suitable method to achieve this task.

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