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Xcopy is a powerful version of the copy command with additional features; has the capability of moving files, directories, and even whole drives from one location to another. Tip: Users running recent versions of Windows should also consider using robocopy . Copies files changed on or after the specified date. If no date is given, copies only those files whose source time is newer than the destination time. Specifies a list of files containing strings. When any of the strings match any part of the absolute path of the file to be copied, that file will be excluded from being copied. For example, specifying a string like \obj\ or .obj will exclude all files underneath the directory obj or all files with the .obj extension respectively. Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does not include empty directories or subdirectories. /T /E includes empty directories and subdirectories. Copies files changed on or after the specified date. If no date is given, copies only those files whose source time is newer than the destination time. Creates directory structure, but does not copy files. Does not include empty directories or sub directories. /T /E includes empty directories and sub directories. xcopy *.* /h hope In the above example, the xcopy command will copy all files in the current directory including any hidden files into the hope directory. xcopy c:\temp /e The above example is the basic xcopy command to copy the files, directories, and subdirectories to the directory you're currently in. xcopy "c:\documents and settings\hope" /e In the above example the xcopy command would copy all files and directories in the user "hope" directory to the directory or drive you're currently in. xcopy hope example /e In the above example this xcopy command copies all directories (even empty directories) and files from the hope directory into the example directory. xcopy h:\*.* /a /e /k The above command would copy everything located on the H drive to the drive you are currently on. Getting Invalid number of parameters error This error occurs when you're typing a directory in the MS-DOS or the Windows command line that has spaces in it. For example using the xcopy command to copy files in the Documents and Settings folder. When typing a directory with spaces in MS-DOS make sure to surround the path with quotes. For example, instead of typing: c:\documents and settings type "c:\documents and settings". Cannot perform a cyclic copy This error occurs when you're trying to copy all directories and files and that directory also contains the directory you're copying all the files to. If xcopy binary this command were to be allowed it would get into a loop and would never stop copying the same files over and over. When using the xcopy command if you're copying all subdirectories you must copy those files and folders to a completely separate directory or drive. Parse error This error occurs when the command you're typing in has invalid syntax. For example, if you're surrounding your path in quotes and leave out the ending quotes. I attempted to use the above xcopy command and was not able to copy all files within my favorites folder. After further examination, Computer Hope also encountered this issue. However, was able to copy the majority of all favorites by using the below command. xcopy c:\windows\favorites\*.* /e /k /i /c We are under the impression that this issue is generated because of the way that Internet Explorer saves the URL (favorite) using long file names as well as extended characters.