In Windows you can copy via COPY command without file explorer, files and directories without additional software!
Start the cmd.exe and use the command "COPY" command with COPY /? You can get help on each command line parameter / argument. Here are some examples of copying files / directories under Windows it can be used on Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7 and with all other Windows operating systems for example Server 2016/2012/2008 etc.
To do this, start the Windows cmd.exe or optionally the Color-Console !
Use copy command with wildcard to copy all DOC files from a directory / drive C: to the directory D:\Folder-1
C:\Windows>COPY C:\*.dok D:\Folder-1
Use copy command with wildcard to copy all files from the C: drive to the USB flash drive in the E:\C-Backup-1 directory.
C:\Windows>COPY C:\*.* E:\C-Backup-1
Use a copy command to copy a specific image file from a directory on drive C: to the USB flash drive in the:
"E:\My Files" folder
C:\Windows>COPY "C:\Files\image_234.jpeg" "E:\My Files\"
Use copy command to copy all JPEG image files from a directory on drive C: to the USB stick in the directory
Important: Use quotation marks ("E: \ My Files \") in folders and files with spaces!
As here in the example!
C:\Windows>COPY "C:\My Files\*.jpeg" "E:\My Files\"
As EXAMPLE 4, but without a confirmation prompt when overwriting existing image files in the destination folder.
Set parameter "/Y" at the end!
C:\Windows>COPY "C:\My Files\*.jpeg" "E:\My Files\" /Y
Overview of COPY PARAMETERS!
You can use this copy command without hesitation on the following operating systems: Windows 10 (Redstone 4 & 5) Pro, Enterprise, Home, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows-Server 2016, 2012, 2008, Windows 7 Basic, Professional, Starter, Ultimate, Ultimate and the completely free!
FAQ 37: Updated on: 19 July 2018 07:00