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Detecting a floppy drive in windowsxp using xcopy

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#1 Devil'sAngel


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Posted 02 June 2005 - 02:10 PM

when I tried to use
C:\CSW>xcopy a:\nul ,
it is giving
Invalid drive specification
0 files copied.

C:\CSW>xcopy c:\nul
doesnt work and give the same error.Please can you explain what the problem is. I will be so much greatful to you. My operating system is Windows XP

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Posted 02 June 2005 - 09:14 PM

Hi Devil'sAngel,

C:\CSW>xcopy a:\nul
C:\CSW>xcopy c:\nul

Let me make sure i understand what you are doing/trying to do. The way I understand xcopy (dusting off my dos usage) You maybe trying to copy everything from a folder called c:\nul to a folder called c:\cws. Is that right?

Try this... get back to c:\cws (or any folder really) and type:

xcopy a:\nul\*.* c:\cws\*.*

That will copy all the files from the nul folder into the cws folder. If you want a folder in cws named nul, type this from the cws folder (c:\cws)

md nul
xcopy a:\nul\*.* c:\cws\nul\*.*

I hope this helps,


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#3 Devil'sAngel

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Posted 03 June 2005 - 01:48 AM

hi rigelslight..here nul is not the folder but nul is the device driver

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