Windows 10: Robocopy backup won't work

Discus and support Robocopy backup won't work in Windows 10 Backup and Restore to solve the problem; I tried to use the built-in Windows program called Robocopy to back up my files using the following command on the command line: robocopy Documents... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Backup and Restore' started by KingNeil, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. KingNeil Win User

    Robocopy backup won't work


    I tried to use the built-in Windows program called Robocopy to back up my files using the following command on the command line:

    robocopy Documents J:\robocopy /e

    This command works fine on my laptop

    But it would not work on my desktop computer for some reason

    It just shows the very command that I typed over and over again repeating the command over and over on a new line each time, and it doesn't copy the files. There is no explanation for why.

    On the other hand, using Windows Backup / File History works just fine, but I don't want to use Windows Backup because I don't like the format that the files are saved in.

    Why isn't Robocopy working? How do I solve this?

    :)
     
    KingNeil, Nov 6, 2017
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  2. KingNeil2 Win User

    Robocopy backup won't work

    Wow. That was a quick answer.

    That worked just fine. I did indeed have a file called "robocopy.bat". I renamed it to "backup.bat" and now it works just fine.

    Thank you.
     
    KingNeil2, Nov 6, 2017
    #2
  3. KingNeil2 Win User
    Robocopy backup won't work

    I tried to use the built-in Windows program called Robocopy to back up my files using the following command on the command line:

    robocopy Documents J:\robocopy /e

    This command works fine on my laptop

    But it would not work on my desktop computer for some reason

    It just shows the very command that I typed over and over again repeating the command over and over on a new line each time, and it doesn't copy the files. There is no explanation for why.

    On the other hand, using Windows Backup / File History works just fine, but I don't want to use Windows Backup because I don't like the format that the files are saved in.

    Why isn't Robocopy working? How do I solve this?
     
    KingNeil2, Nov 6, 2017
    #3
  4. Robocopy backup won't work

    Change your destination directory to something other than robocopy and it should work.
     
    cyberrufus, Nov 9, 2017
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