Xcopy drive in Windows 7 question

Gigabyte Ga-ep45-ud3p motherboard
January 4, 2010 at 02:07:53
Specs: Windows 7, 2.4/4K
I've have clean installed W7 over XP and was rather surprised to find that the XCOPY cmd will not work for copying D to K drive. I didn't have that problem with XP.

I can use that cmd to copy from C to D and C to K but it will not work for D to K even after I took ownership of the folders in D and deleted all the folders in K.
What do I need to do to K before I can copy to it from D using the XCOPY cmd?

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January 4, 2010 at 09:37:56
help xcopy for more options.

Did you use any options?

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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January 4, 2010 at 13:52:31
The xcopy cmd that I have used for years with XP has been as follows:-
xcopy D:\"*.*" K:\"*.*" /S/D/I/Y
and it has worked well to backup updates.

I can copy and paste but that is not of any benefit as I was using the options in xcopy to only backup updates.

Something in W7 is preventing me copying from one drive to another when the original drive is not C. I presume that it has something to do with active drive.

I also checked administrative rights but I cannot find anything regarding drives that might be of some relevance.

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January 4, 2010 at 14:07:48
xcopy is not the same as xp.


What is the error code or any reason it fails?

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Les Paul (1915-2009)

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January 4, 2010 at 14:20:38
Found the answer in TechRepublic with their xcopy tool. The latter is cumbersome compared to a simple batch file however it pointed me to the placement of the inverted commas.
Once I adjusted the the statement, the copying went ahead flawlessly. It is as follows:-

xcopy "D:\*.*" K:\*.* /S/D/I/Y

and thanks for your input.

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January 5, 2010 at 07:57:38
OH. I now see the "quotation" marks you used in the first post.

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