Windows 10: Copy and skipping existing files.

Discus and support Copy and skipping existing files. in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; Is there any way that I can copy files from one folder to another and automatically skipping all existing files in the destination folder using a batch... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Wysneus, Jan 12, 2021 at 7:37 AM.

  1. Wysneus Win User

    Copy and skipping existing files.


    Is there any way that I can copy files from one folder to another and automatically skipping all existing files in the destination folder using a batch file? I know I can do it usung File Explorer, but I want to know how to do it from a batch file.


    If I use the /v option, it replaces all files. I do not want to re-copy them, I want to skip them. If I use the /-v option, it asks me for each existing file if I want to replace it, and the only options there are "Y" to replace one file, "N" to skip one file, or "A" to replace all files. No option for skipping all files.

    :)
     
  2. temp02 Win User

    Java.nio.file - Copying files

    You can't copy a folder, thats why it generates an exception (you are trying to copy a folder using a copy file function).
    You probably need to list all the files inside that folder and copy one by one
     
  3. sba923 Win User
    Copying files from PC to phone: skipping existing files causes new files to be skipped as well

    Here's the problem:

    I have two Windows Explorer windows open:

    - a local folder on my Windows 8.1 PC

    - a folder on my Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia 830 (connected via USB)

    I select multiple files from the local folder, and initiate a copy operation to the phone.

    Some files already exist on the phone so I choose "Do not copy" and "Do this for all conflicts."

    The incorrect result is that all files are skipped, not only the ones that already exist:
    files that do not exist on the phone yet are skipped too!!!

    How do I copy all new and newer files from the PC folder to the phone (without copying the existing unchanged files again)?

    P.S. Why does Windows Phone 8.1 not have a true "USB Mass Storage" mode so that one can use real file management tools, e.g. ROBOCOPY /S /XX /XO in this particular case? I had this on my Windows Mobile 6.5 HTC HD2....
     
  4. sba923 Win User

    Copy and skipping existing files.

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