Quick and Dirty Robocopy Cheat Sheet Cheat Sheet by APressato
Robocopy Essential Params
Robocopy [SourceDir] [DestDir] [/Options]
SourceDir Source directory
DestDir Destination Directory
Options One or more of the list below
Copies all subdirectories (including empty ones).
Copies subdirectories (excluding empty ones).
/XF file [file]
Excludes files with the specified names, paths, or wildcard characters.
/XD dir [dir]
Excludes directories with the specified names, paths, or wildcard characters.
Indicators & Log
Redirects output to the specified file, overwriting the file if it already exists.
Redirects output to the specified file, appending it to the file if it already exists.
Turns off copy progress indicator (% copied).
Displays output in the console window, in addition to directing it to the log file specified by
Specifies the number of retries on failed copies. (The default is 1 million.)
Specifies the wait time between retries. (The default is 30 seconds.)
Deletes destination files and directories that no longer exist in the source.
Mirrors a directory tree (equivalent to running both
Creates a directory tree structure containing zero-length files only (that is, no file data is copied).
Copies NTFS security information. (Source and destination volumes must both be NTFS). Equivalent to
Copies Nothing. Can be useful with
Move instead of Copy
Moves files (that is, deletes source files after copying).
Moves files and directories (that is, deletes source files and directories after copying).
This is only part of the available commands, but enough to get out of many unpleasant situations.
For a full list of commands, refer to Robocopy.doc
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