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Kyle
2006-09-16, 06:03
Can anyone successfully using Robocopy lend me a hand? I have used it to mirror my music files from one hard drive to another. I ran it last night to update my second hard drive, and according to the script, it seemed to work fine, but some files say they won't play, including one entire album. I tried to manually move this folder from on drive to another, but Windows Explorer says the file on the new drive is corrupted or unreadable and will not let me copy from the other drive, nor will it allow me to delete the file. I am using Robocopy version XP010. Is there any way to delete a corrupted file?

radish
2006-09-16, 07:56
I'd be very surprised if this is a problem with robocopy itself, sounds to me like a more systemic problem with the drive or filesystem. I'd make sure you have backups of anything important right away, and then run the disk check tools from XP to see if anything is up.

Deaf Cat
2006-09-16, 08:47
Maybe a bit of track, but,

I have desk top and laptop, back up from dt to lt, if I run robocopy from the dt the icons appear on the laptop, but copy failed, message posted to every single file, and they will not open.

If I run the script from the lt it works fine ??
Confuses me !!

I think it must be XP messing something up somewhere ??

Kyle
2006-09-16, 09:08
I'd be very surprised if this is a problem with robocopy itself, sounds to me like a more systemic problem with the drive or filesystem. I'd make sure you have backups of anything important right away, and then run the disk check tools from XP to see if anything is up.

How would I do that?

EDIT: OK, I ran disk check and attempt to recover bad sectors. Got a message that "Windows was unable to complete disk check." Does that mean a bad disk?

Pale Blue Ego
2006-09-16, 10:59
You might be losing the disk, or it might be some other problem.

It might be good to use a specialized boot CD to try to test and recover data.

Emergency Boot CD:

http://ebcd.pcministry.com/

Trinity Rescue Kit:

http://trinityhome.org/Home/index.php?wpid=1&front_id=12

Download and burn them on a different computer, if possible.

RobertoMilano
2006-10-26, 05:32
Robocopy problems - it's one of the things that killed a lot of my server files. :-( Since that time I'm using Secure Copy.
http://www.scriptlogic.com/products/securecopy/

ModelCitizen
2006-10-26, 05:40
Or you could try MirrorFolder. Has worked for me a for a few years without any issues at all:
http://www.techsoftpl.com/backup/
MC

Codmate
2006-10-26, 05:58
I use "Karen's Replicator", which is freeware:
http://www.karenware.com/powertools/ptreplicator.asp

Pale Blue Ego
2006-10-26, 06:27
There is also XXCOPY, which I have used successfully for years. Very simple:

xxcopy p:\ n:\ /clone /yy

(p is the source, n is the target, yy suppresses all prompts)

www.xxcopy.com

byKnight
2006-10-26, 06:43
FWIW I've been using M$' free SyncToy to automatically backup my kids' homework folders on their laptop to our home desktop with no problems. I also use it to keep certain folders synched between my work desktop and work laptop.