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Win 7 Script for Robocopy I use not working on windows 10

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#1 mapper3d


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Posted 18 December 2016 - 03:25 PM

I have a script running robocopy to copy about 1.5 tb of data from one machine to another. Works fine on our windows 7 machines. But on Windows 10 it doesnt run.
Its something like this (im at home right now & dont have the script with me)  Note: im doing robocopy from win10 machine to another win10 machine on the LAN.

robocopy "\\NetworkMachineSource1\dir\another_dir\ C:\program files\dir\another_dir\ /mir /fx " 

Anyways, from my research today im thinking there is a problem with permissions with computer source and destination with the /mir command. 

I tried it with /MIR /SEC and /SECFIX, tried without the /MIR

Anyone encounter this yet? Im kinda a noob when it comes to the windows 10 changes on owner and permissions of folders and files. Would really appreciate a response if you can assist me or even point me to the right direction.

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Posted 18 December 2016 - 03:38 PM

Actually the better question to ask: Is there any known issues or changes on windows 10 using robocopy. Im sure its something simple. 

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Posted 07 January 2018 - 09:19 AM

Windows 10 comes with Robocopy installed.  To learn more about it open the Command Prompt, copy and paste the command below in the Command Prompt, then press Enter.


To open the Command Prompt click/tap on the Taskbar Search icon (magnifing glass) and type cdm.

You will see Command Prompt under Best match, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

Copy and paste the command below in the Command Prompt, then press Enter.

Robocopy /?


Microsoft has a article you can find here which provides the command syntax and all of its options. 

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