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ROBOCOPY not removing original source file


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#1 hrolsons

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:11 PM

Attached is a screenshot where I try to MOVE using ROBOCOPY.  I must be doing something incorrect because it isn't deleting the original.  I think all the permissions are good.

 

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#2 hrolsons

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:43 PM

I might have found a solution.  I'm trying:

 

robocopy /B /COPYALL /E /MIR /MOVE "c:\source path\\" "c:\destination\\"

 

from:

 

https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/27555022/Robocpy-MOVE-switch-not-working.html#_=_



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Posted 15 May 2018 - 07:57 PM

It seems to have worked.  It looks like my problem was that if the file already exists in the destination it doesn't delete the source file.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 09:39 AM

Didn't do it all:

 

Attached File  Untitled2.jpg   364.41KB   0 downloads

 

Not sure what is going on.

 


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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:14 PM

Darn.  I know I must be missing something simple!!!



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 04:18 PM

I'll try to put it in a new directory called "harddrive2" and see what happens.



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Posted 16 May 2018 - 05:05 PM

I regret that I have no knowledge of 'Robocopy' whatsoever, but I do know something about how forums work !

 

You have made six posts to this topic with no input from anybody else, and there is nothing wrong or even remotely against forum rules about that, but the problem is that everybody else sees the topic as having five replies, the last by yourself, and thinks your problem is solved.

 

I suggest that you start another topic  with a slightly different title and summarise your problem in one post along with what you have tried and then give it 24 hour to see if anybody with some knowledge replies. This way you should get responses from someone who knows about 'Robocopy' and isn't going to assume you have found a solution. To help you in this i am going to close this topic.

 

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