Robocopy is one of the most-used command-line utilities to copy large volumes of data in Windows. It’s such a popular tool because of how powerful it is. But with all that power comes complexity. In this guide, we will break down all that complexity and provide a complete tutorial on using this useful tool.
Robocopy is a Windows command-line utility that’s been available since Windows NT. It’s a replacement for the less versatile xcopy utility. It allows you to specify a drive path or server path to copy/move files at a command prompt.
Why such a long blog post on a single utility? Just feast your eyes on the tables below. You have a lot of options to copy or move files with robocopy! You will more options in the individual sections.
These tables were built from the help syntax returned from robocopy /?. They’ve been broken up into more meaningful sections, added to over time, and cleaned up to provide more useful info.