Robocopy : The Daddy of all Copy utilities [ Windows ]

Robocopy , A gui version of Copy Command in windows,  which allows you to use all advanced options of copy command without using the command line. The power of  Robocopy makes serious file replications or drive replication mush easier job.

You can create full mirror duplicates of two file structures , which includes sub directories and files without copying any already available files i.e.  it can copy only the files which are either added ot updated at source application ( similar to briefcase application we used to have in windows ). Moreover it will retain the metadata information of the files i.e. timestamps, permissions etc.

In case the copy failes Robocopy will start from where it left. So you need not to worry about the time wastage. If you need to repeat your task day to day, Robocopy allows you to save all options as one script. This way you can create all scripts depending on your usage. Moreover you can always run a robocopy in the background and start setting options for another. 

Select Source and Target

Select Source and Target

Options with Robocopy

Options with Robocopy

Network Drive Mapping or Connecting to online servers

Network Drive Mapping or Connecting to online servers

Monitoring options

Monitoring options

Logging options in case copying fails

Logging options in case copying fails

Apply Filters when you copy

Apply Filters when you copy

Overall Features :

  • Advanced Copy features.
  • Copy Drive to maintain complete tree structure
  • Temporary Drive mapping with any online server. This way you can connect to your FTP and mirror entire drive on your laptop.
  • Advanced Filter with Type of file and size options
  • Logging for extra trouble shooting

This powerful tool, included with the Microsoft Windows Server® 2003 Resource Kit Tools, can be downloaded @ Microsoft Robocopy GUI.


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