Copies files. See also MOVE, XCOPY and ROBOCOPY.
Copies the file into the current directory, assuming the current directory is not
copy "F:\My File.txt"
As above; quotation marks are needed to surround a file with spaces.
Copies the files located at
F:\and ending in dot txt into the current directory, assuming the current directory is not
copy F:\*.txt .
Does the same as the above command.
Issues an error message, as
File.txtcannot be copied over itself.
copy File1.txt File2.txt
File2.txtif confirmed by the user or if run from a batch script.
copy File.txt "My Directory"
My Directorydirectory, assuming
copy Dir1 Dir2
Copies all files directly located in directory
Dir2are directories. Does not copy files located in nested directories of
copy *.txt *.bak
*.txtfile in the current folder, makes a copy ending with
$ copy /? Copies one or more files to another location. COPY [/D] [/V] [/N] [/Y | /-Y] [/Z] [/L] [/A | /B ] source [/A | /B] [+ source [/A | /B] [+ ...]] [destination [/A | /B]] source Specifies the file or files to be copied. /A Indicates an ASCII text file. /B Indicates a binary file. /D Allow the destination file to be created decrypted destination Specifies the directory and/or filename for the new file(s). /V Verifies that new files are written correctly. /N Uses short filename, if available, when copying a file with a non-8dot3 name. /Y Suppresses prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file. /-Y Causes prompting to confirm you want to overwrite an existing destination file. /Z Copies networked files in restartable mode. /L If the source is a symbolic link, copy the link to the target instead of the actual file the source link points to. The switch /Y may be preset in the COPYCMD environment variable. This may be overridden with /-Y on the command line. Default is to prompt on overwrites unless COPY command is being executed from within a batch script. To append files, specify a single file for destination, but multiple files for source (using wildcards or file1+file2+file3 format).