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Robocopy Error 2 Creating Destination Directory

Q: Robocopy Error 2 Creating Destination Directory

I have a Robocopy batch file that works wonderfully when copying from Windows to a USB, NAS or server share. I recently tried to use my Microsoft OneDrive as the target but could not get it working. I mapped a drive using the WebDav address.
This works fine and using Windows Explorer I can create folders, etc. When I try to use Robocopy to copy files from my Win7 PC to my OneDrive mapped drive I get Error 2. After some testing I am finding that Robocopy will work if the folders
are already in place but if it needs to create a folder it will error. So it seems as though Robocopy is unable to create the folders it needs to when using a WebDav mapped drive. Why would this be? I can create folders in the mapped drive
using command line such as "V:\md testfolder".

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I have used ROBOCOPY to tranfer a large file from or to a USB drive and the destination Directory on both occassions has beeen chnaged to a hidden system directoiry, which could not be seen in Windows explorer or through command line access, even with the
"Show hidden and System files" set on in the view properties window.
The command executed was ROBOCOPY {source drive} {destination drive\folder} /MIR
The command echoed all the actions performed during the copy and displayed a successful copy command summary at the end.
To enable windows to see the directory I had  to either type the directory in the explorer address bar, or use the command prompt to change the attribute of the directory as follows "attrib -h -s d:\Films", whereupon the directory was visible in windows
Can anyone suggest a way out if this wwithout the need to execute the attribb -h -s command after every ROBOCOPY command?

A:ROBOCOPY hides destination Directory

Thanks for posting in Microsoft TechNet forums.
I just performed a test using above command without any problem. I am assuming it is due to the USB drive itself, it may be infected by viruses or malware. Regarding
this, I would like to provide the following suggestions:
Use ROBOCOPY to copy files to the built-in hard drive to see if the issue occurs.
Manually copy the files to the external USB drive to see if they are hidden.

Update the security software and perform a full scan.

Format the USB drive to remove suspicious files completely and perform ROBOCOPY again.
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Hello folks,

I know similar questions have been asked but I "might" have a unique one. What I have been trying to do is to copy the "C:\Users", "C:\Program Files", & "C:\Program Files (x86)" to another clean hard drive "D:\".

I'm doing this to make more room for the OS in the C: drive while date will be in the D: drive. Now I have successfully robocopy Program Files & Program Files (x86). I also have copied most of the Users directory but for this stubborn Real\update directory. This is I think the real player program. I get this Access Denied and "Error 5" error. I am in elevated command prompt. I achieved this via the Repair your computer prompt on the Windows install DVD.

I also have rmdir for Program Files & Program Files and have made a mklink for both of them so windows knows where they will be. But I have not did a full boot because I don't think windows will access my Users directory because they have been moved over to the new drive. What I can only do will have to be via the command prompt.

I can't make a mklink for Users because I get an error saying something about duplicate areas? What I was trying to do is go to this Real\update directory but even trying to access that directory via cd commands will not work, giving me a access denied. Again I am in elevated command prompt "Administrator:X:\windows\system32\cmd.exe How can I get to that directory. I just want... Read more

A:Robocopy - Access denied Error 5 Real Directory

You probably just can't move your program files due to the possibility of config files and registry entries that are looking for your programs on the c drive since that's where they where installed. They should be reinstalled if you want to move them. Also if you move the profiles folder (under c:\user) it will break your profiles and you will need to change the location in the registry. I suggest that you put everything back and just move your personal files, music, pics, & videos on another drive. That should free up a lot of space.

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Hi there,

New to the forum, please go easy

I've got a robocopy moving a file using /MOV from one folder to another.

Is it possible to add a second destination so that the contents of the original folder will be moved to both destination folders? How would the syntax look? (below is current syntax)

robocopy "\\source path" "\\destination path" /S /E /V /NP /MOV /XD in /R:10 /W:30


A:ROBOCOPY - /MOV to two destination folders

Hi mate.

You could do two things:

1. You can try to use ROBOMOJO to run multiple robocopy jobs
more info here: Running multiple Robocopy jobs in one batch file


2. You can run two separate robocopy jobs, with 10 minute interval between them.
Check this post: One source to multiple destinations with Robocopy

Hope this helps.

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Trying to update via Lenovo Vantage   get     An error occurred while trying to create a flle in the destiinaton directory     Access is denied Turned off bitdefender no effect, Win 10  Lenovo L540 Thanks in advance for your time.   

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   I just run the robocopy with /purge  yesterday and connect few users to destination server. 
/PURGE :: delete dest files/dirs that no longer exist in source.
 i didn't realize the above and run again , thought of command will copy any changes to Destination.

 Now how do restore the delete files?
Also how do i run just to copy anything has changed in Source without deleting?

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I'm trying to migrate a share from a old fileserver to a windows server 2008. I use robocopy to copy and it seems like it copies the permissions and all of the data. I have done this at least 5 times (i checked the permissions and everything looks the same as the source share) The problem is That the destination will become read only and i cannot take it off read only.

this is how im copying the share

robocopy C:\source D:\destination /mir /sec /r:1 /w:1

ive also tried it with /secfix ive also tried /a-:r

same result

its kind of like this

A:Migrated a share with robocopy Destination ends up being read only

What about doing it with xcopy?

xcopy C:\source\*.* D:\destination\ /s/h/r/i/k/e/y/d

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HI, I have 2 directories on 2 different win 7 boxes. I need to copy every single new file or directory from source to destination without deleteing any file or directory in the destination that does not exist in the source, is it possible? if yes what are
the needed switches to acheive this?

Thanks in advance

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This started out as a minor problem but it has popped up 3 or 4 times while trying to install programs. About half way through the installation I get a error message telling me there was a fatal error while trying to create the directory (when ever this particular installation is) and it shuts down the installation. Now I got the same message again while trying to install some printer software on my computer. When I originally came across the problem, I attempted to correct it and came here. Multiple people said it had to do with admin. rights in the file however I tried every suggestion they gave and it still didn't work. I finally gave up but the problem popped up again for a couple of other programs and now for my printer. I need my printer so I again come here for help. Any suggestions?

A:Error Creating Directory

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With the Robocopy command of Windows 8.x, how do I do a copy of a file (renaming it) in the same directory of the source file?



A:Robocopy and same directory

You can't. Use copy or xcopy if you want to rename.
xcopy c:\test\old.txt c:\test\new.txt

Note xcopy will always prompt you with "Does c:\test\new.txt specify a file name or a directory name on the target" so you would probably be better off with
copy /v c:\test\old.txt c:\test\new.txt

where the /v verifies the copy.

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Let me start from the top a few weeks ago I started getting the following error when renaming a file on the desktop "The destination folder or path would be too long..." yadda yadda, I have searched every where and even tried solutions that fix other similar issues but not the same Issue, I should also mention the fact that I am able to rename folders using command prompt and able to rename files normally, but it doesn't like me renaming ANY folders anywhere on my system not even directly on the C;\ Drive, I shall also copy and paste my dxdiag so you can see my system info

System Information
Time of this report: 10/18/2014, 11:52:45
Machine name: D1-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.140303-2144)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: BIOSTAR Group
System Model: N61PB-M2S
BIOS: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 630 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1992MB used, 6194MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: 120 DPI (125 percent)
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 64bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Display Tab 2: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems ... Read more

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I've been copying photos from Picasa onto a CD forever and now suddenly it won't let me. The message I get is "The destination directory could not be created." So..I went to My Pictures to see if I could copy my photos from there and the message there is "Please insert a disk into Drive E". There IS a disk in drive E. Grrrr.... What's up? Can you help me? I have Windows XP.

A:Destination Directory could not be created??

Welcome to TSG....

Try the cd on another computer and see if it works, if it does then try changing the burner drive drivers to new updated drivers or remove the burner from device manager and exit out normally and reboot the computer and windows should re-install the burner software and then try the operation with the files again.

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Hello -- I am running a robocopy job to mirror my D:  drive (data drive) to
folder on my external usb drive with 

robocopy d:\ x:\d-drive /mir

after the job finished, the folder x:\d-drive is now hidden and has the system
attribute ---

Does anyone one know why this happens?

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Hi all,
I was running robocopy for 1 TB of DATA. There was no failure or mismatch of file/directories. But what I can see, it copied 57000 directories and also skipped 57000 directories.
Is it because of I have used /MT switch ?

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I want copy a list of folders (a few hundred) to a new location. I tried using robocopy but can only get it to either copy the selected folder or all folders with subfolders. What I want is to only copy one level of folders and not the subfolders within.
C: Drive (the source) ->Clients->Client 1
->Order1 ->More SubFolders
->Client 2 ->Order1
->Client 3
->Client 4
So I would want to copy over just the first level of folders (the list of clients), but none of the subfolders within each client folder.

any help would be great.

A:Robocopy? Copy Directory Structure 1 level


Try using the /LEV:n switch in your robocopy command.

From robocopy /? at command prompt

:: Copy options :
/S :: copy Subdirectories, but not empty ones.
/E :: copy subdirectories, including Empty ones.
/LEV:n :: only copy the top n LEVels of the source directory tree.
It should look similar to this:

robocopy C:\Clients G:\Backup\Clients /LEV:2
Perform some tests to make sure it works OK.


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I'd like to use Robocopy (I'm using Xcopy now) to copy everything from the 'current' folder. It appears that Robocopy absolutely has to have a path of some sort to correctly work. In Xcopy, we were able to runXcopy *.* C:\somedirectory\If I try the same in Robocopy I get a an error"No Destination Directory Specified"Orange County District Attorney

A:Robocopy - Wildcard to copy everything from current source directory

Hi Sandy,

It's true ROBOCOPY doesn't handle wild cards, but what you're after is still possible:

Say I want this:

C:\temp> robocopy *.* c:\temp2\

I'll get the error you get - "No Destination Directory Specified"

BUT, if you try this:

C:\temp>  robocopy c:\temp\ c:\temp2\

ROBOCOPY will work and do what your after. Quotation marks can also be used in the above path references.

I suppose one of the reasons for the lack of wildcard support is the fact that ROBOCOPY actually works to exclude files types later with the /XF switch (such as "/XF *.mp3"). More here.

Hope this helps,
Kevin @calwell on twitter.

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Hi All,

I have one folder A and have another folder B in the same drive E: I need to move all the content from folder A which are more than 2 years old to folder B. Hence when I ran the robocopy it just copied and I lost all disk space in drive E.

My question is even though I used /MOV command why it is not copied and deleted from the source?

robocopy E:/A E:/B /e /MOV /MINAGE:730

Please suggest..

A:Robocopy /MOV command copying but not deleting from source directory

I created folders Test and Test2 on drive E:, copied some files over and under two years old and tested with command

robocopy E:\Test E:\Test2 /e /mov /minage:730
Works perfect. All files older than 730 are moved, copied to destination and deleted from source. I can only think of two possible causes for your issue:System considers files to be newer than 730 days old
A syntax error in your command
Please run the command, take screenshot of the last part of summary (under the dotted line, highlighted in screenshot below) and post it here.

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What is the format for ROBOCOPY to copy a file from the source directory and rename that file in the target directory? ie, file c:\A\a.txt should be copied as C:\B\b.txt


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We received an alarm from ATA with title "Malicious replication of directory services" and description is "Malicious replication requests were successfully performed from (DC-01's IPv6 address) against (DC-02 FQDN)."
We are using version 1.8.6765.36693.
DC-01 and DC-02 have "normal" IPv6 addresses configured but ATA has only the Link-local IPv6 address, and ATA is not part of the domain.
I can ping from ATA to DC-01's Link-local IPv6 address but not the normal IPv6 address. And when I do nslookup from ATA searching DC-01's FQDN, it does return DC-01's normal IPv6 and IPv4 addresses to ATA.

Also in ATA the domain name has been configured in the IPv4 and IPv6 vNIC DNS suffix settings so I can ping both DC-01 and DC-02 with their hostnames and it will resolve automatically to the FQDN. i.e. pinging dc-01 with resolve to dc-01.domain.com

Does anyone know how to fix this? It would seem that probably assigning a "proper" IPv6 address to ATA might solve the issue, but then again ATA does get the DC-01's IPv6 address when using nslookup so shouldn't it be able to figure out that the
address is for the DC-01 anyways?

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I have been having problems trying to burn freespire to a disk. I was reading some material that says to first create a dedicated directory, and not to use the root directory.

Ok, I am using WinXP SP2. How do you create a dedicated directory?? It is probably pretty simple, but the article I was reading takes for granted that you already know how to do that. (I wish people who write this stuff would not assume stuff and explain what they mean and then I wouldn't have to bother you nice peoples! )



A:Creating a Dedicated Directory...

Select a folder "anywhere", right mouse, new, folder and give it a name.

IE Select My Documents and create a new folder within it.

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I want to d/l audio updates for my Harmon Kardon speaks, so I go to the Dell download spot and find this is something I need help with. Here's the instructions, I have no problem d/ling the file to my desktop ok? but thats it, I need help from there, esp the creating a directory, I have never done it, never read about doing it, i need help.

1. Download the file to your hard drive.
It is recommended you download the file to your desktop for easy access.

2. Unzip the file to a designated location on your computer.
NOTE: You will need to create a directory on your computer to extract
these files to. It is important to know the location of the directory you
have created so that you may complete the next step.

3. Once unzipped, open the file you created where the unzipped files are

4. Double-click the Index.htm file for installation instructions.

A:Solved: Needing A Lesson In Creating A Directory

In this particular case, it is very simple. When you double=click on the ZIP file, it will open in WinZip. Simply type in a folder name, and it will create that folder and extract into it...

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Hi all,

I got an excellent deal on an SSD (it's hard to beat free ;D ). It's incredibly small is the only problem, however. Only 32GB's. Anyways I installed windows on it, and before I've even entered the setup, I went back into the install CD, open command prompt and robocopied the Users and Program Files (x86) to my 2TB HDD. But now I have a problem...

In windows 7 you could have easily moved the 'Program Files' and 'ProgramData' directories over to another HDD and it would have worked just fine. However, the metro protection crap on Windows 8 forbids you from doing this... Well I mean you could, but it would result in no windows updates (updates will always fail) and Metro apps will fail to start and will not install. So I HAVE to keep the existing files inside the program files/programdata located on the boot drive.

If I had a larger SSD, this wouldn't really be a problem, however because mine is so small, there no room for any new information on that drive once windows is installed. However, I still want to receive updates and use metro apps. So my question is...

Does anyone know how to keep existing files on a partition, but then create a link to a different Volumw that any new directories will be written to?

Thanks everyone! It's greatly appreciated! :) Even if it's not possible, an answer telling me so would be awesome :)

A:Creating directory junctions that keeps existing files.

Have a look at this and see if it might help, User Profiles - Relocate to another Partition or Disk
Or maybe this, User Folders - Change Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums
Another option may be to set the SSD drive up as a cache drive and install Windows to the spinner drive.

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I need to create a directory folder. What I need is a main folder with subfolders that pertain to weeks. I'm using Vista Ultimate

Ex: Main Folder- This will be the directory
Week 1- these will be the sub-folders
Week 2-
Week 3-
week 4-
Week 5-
Week 6-

I have never done this before and now I NEED to. It is part of an assignment that has nothing to do with anything other than learning how to do it.I will have to complete the namimg structure myself and since I have a course outline I feel confident I can do that much.I'm just not that familiar with using ANY OS and I'd like it to function as it should and not hurt anything in the process. Obviously,I'm still somewhat of a layman so please consider this when spelling it out for me. I can't thank you enough for any/all of the answers. Mark

A:Question for creating a directory file Using Vista Ultimate..

What do you mean "I'm just not that familiar with using this OS"

Doing what you want is not "that different" in VISTA than most other OS's. I don't see your problem.


OK, now I see. You don't have experience with ANY OS. That is different.

The others have answered your question. For a while I thought it was April 1st

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Have a Windows 7 computer with almost 300,000 files in the %temp% dir and wanted to know if anyone had a suggestion on how to determine which program is creating all these files.  Looked under properties and didn't see any info, but maybe there is a way to generate a log of which file writes to the directory?
Any help you could provide would be appreciated.  Thanks.

A:Determine which program is creating files in the %temp% directory

Sysinternals Process Monitor can help you identify which processes create files in your temp directory. You have to set an appropriate filter so that you don't drown in the vast amount of log data.

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I am using Word 2003 and have created a Mail Merge Directory document. I would like the ability to use a Word Macro to create and print this Directory document. I have created a Macro using the recorder but I get an error message whenever I execute the Macro. The error message states "Requested object is not available" and the debugger shows the problem line to be ".Destination=wdSendToNewDocument". I have tried sending the document straight to the printer but I get the same error for the ".Destination=wdSendToPrinter" line.

Has anyone created a Word Macro to create Mail Merge Directory or does anyone know of away create a similar file without using the Mail Merge Directory.

A:Creating Word Macro for Mail Merge Directory

Need to see all your code. Have you searched the knowledgebase of code at www.vbaexpress.com ?

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I have just entered all my friends' names, adresses, etc into an excel spreadsheet to use for labels.
How can I create a new phone directory from that data for me to print out to replace my delapidated phonebook?

A:Creating a new address/phone directory fron excel data

BagelAnne, do you mean that you just want to Print out the Spreadsheet?
Or use Excel to find their addresses?

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I'm trying to delete a subfolder from my server via FTP, when I receive the error message:

550: cannot remove directory, directory not empty.

Any suggestions on how to delete?


A:~FTP error - 550: cannot remove directory, directory not empty.

The server seems to be saying you do not have permission to delete a subfolder that still has something in it. Have you made sure that the subfolder you are trying to delete is completely empty, including any hidden files? Some FTP client programs have a user selectable option to delete non-empty subfolders.

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I'm trying to use Robocopy to copy from My Documents to a network path similar to the following: \\it\shared documents\my folder. When I try to use Robocopy, I receive the following in the log file.

D:\Documents and Settings\<my user>\My Documents\TMI\
2008/09/29 13:05:45 ERROR 31 (0x0000001F) Changing File Attributes D:\Documents and Settings\<my user>\My Documents\TMI\
A device attached to the system is not functioning.

Googling this error code hasn't gotten me very far. Any ideas?

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I use the robocopy command all the time and it works perfectly, but for some reason I'm running into an issue. I'm
trying to copy the content of one network share to another. I've never had an issue before doing so.

I run the command like this: "robocopy n: x:\Misc /e /copy:dat /xo /zb /w:2 /r:2

Error message, "Error 4390 (0x00001126) Accessing Destination Directory x:\Misc The file or Directory is not a reparse point."
I did open CMD as an administrator prior to running command.

What is a reparse point and why does Microsoft need a reparse point for this particular copy job to copy these folders and files?
I noticed while searching for an answer I ran into this post:
This guy had the same issue but nothing was resolved.
If I use a 3rd party software like Teracopy I can copy just fine but not with robocopy.

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Hello All,

Am pretty new with robocopy, am getting below error when I'm trying to copy folders from one server to another server using robocopy below are the error I'm receiving in the log file.

Error 1 -- .1.txt:274352:2017/10/30 07:59:44 ERROR 1463 (0x000005B7) Copying File \\<IP>\d$\-=BNO-GRPS\BNO - Common\IT\Rock \master\Exceptions\AdobeMuse7.0-mul\Install Adobe Muse.app\Contents\Resources\Adobe Muse\Contents\Resources\META-INF\AIR\extensions\com.adobe.linguistics.extensions.HunspellNativeExtension\META-INF\ANE\MacOS-x86\HunspellNativeExtension.framework\HunspellNativeExtension
Error 2 -- .1.txt:274447:2017/10/30 07:59:45 ERROR 32 (0x00000020) Copying File \\<IP>\d$\-=BNO-GRPS\PKS-DATA\NHSD Documents  Documents du DGLHN\HSMBC   CLMHC\HSMBC Plaque Images  Images des plaques de la CLMHC\National Historic
Persons  Personnages historiques nationales\COSBY_~1.JPG

OS in both servers in Win2k8

Thanks in advance,

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I am using robocopy to perform a data migration and running into an issue with copy...I am also trying to copy permissions from NT 40 server to a NAS...I am using the correct switches and get hte following error "The security id structure is invalid" and nothing gets copied over.

If I leave the security switches out will copy data with no problem...
Any ideas??

A:Robocopy error message

Try running a chkdsk on the PC your copying from. It sounds like there may be a problem on that end.

Please note that all files have a security IDs assigned to it and usually a chkdsk will find this and fix it.

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I'm wondering if anyone might be able to shed some light on why I am getting the following such errors when running a robocopy batch file (as administrator) which cause the backup script to stall (- albeit temporarily):

2013/07/30 21:10:43 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\Harey 8-128.jpg
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...

2013/07/30 21:12:20 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\TimsData\Year1.pdf
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...

2013/07/30 21:15:27 ERROR 5 (0x00000005) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\TimsData\Tim\Heddon's Mouth - Printable Walk - South West Coast Path.htm
Access is denied.

Waiting 30 seconds... Retrying...

I am using the following backup command:

robocopy "%srcPath%\My Documents" "%dstPath%\My Documents" /b /v /ts /fp /bytes /tee /e /dcopy:t /copy:dt /a-:sh /xf desktop.* /np /log+:%logPath%\mwk1log.txt
I realise that if I limit the retries and wait time from the defaults the stall time will be shortened and the file(s) skipped. However, that does not resolve the issue why robocopy is having a problem copying the file(s).

I have found that if the erroring files are moved from the source location to the desktop, the following errors arethen recorded in the log:

2013/07/30 21:11:13 ERROR 2 (0x00000002) Copying File C:\Users\Tim\My Documents\Harey 8-128.jpg
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A:Robocopy Backup - ERROR 5 (0x00000005)


I have seen instances of a bug with the dcopy:t switch - try the script without that switch. You could also try the COPY:DATSOU switch, although I'm unclear if that copies the folder time stamps too.

robocopy "%srcPath%\My Documents" "%dstPath%\My Documents" /b /v /ts /fp /bytes /tee /e /copy:dt /a-:sh /xf desktop.* /np /log+:%logPath%\mwk1log.txt

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I'm trying to robocopy a large folder from the command line (run as Administrator) and on certain files I get an error 5 "Access Denied." Looking at the files' security reveals that the only user with access is a garbled, nonsensical user name as seen here:

I tried using the takeown command to take ownership from the command line but this had no effect. I tried deleting this user but it tells me that the permissions are inherited (even though the folder in which the file exists does not have this garbled user) Is there another command I can use to fix this? I have several hundred files in this folder with the same problem.

A:Robocopy ERROR 5 (0x00000005) and Corrupted User Permissions

I figured out the solution. I ran these commands on the directories:

takeown.exe /F * /A /R /D Y
icacls.exe * /grant Everyone:(F) /grant Guests:(F) /grant Users:(F) /T /C /Q

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Hello, I have an HP computer with Windows Vista on it. It has been having some errors lately and I was wondering if anyone knows what to do.

When I first turn it on, before it gets into windows, it has a message that says:
Client Mac Addr: 002354 1F DA 2F GUID: 00B14BE0-E9F7-1310-9F95-93D3A8C488EEDHCP... and then it has some flashing lines.

It sits here for a long time. I can get past it by hitting the escape key. Then it says:
Network Boot canceled by keystroke
Exiting NVDIA Boot

Then once it gets into windows (it loads really slow) a box pops up that says:
Windows installer preparing to install

Destination Component
please wait while windows configures destination component.

then it says:
the feature you are trying to use is on cd-rom or other removeable disk that is not available. Insert defaul destination disk and check ok

And then sometimes it just starts opening internet pages and flashing stuff around on the screen.

I would appreciate any help anyone can give me.


A:[SOLVED] Destination Component error

Hello! Your Network boot is active in BIOS. Can you please state the model of your laptop with the model number please.

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I've been using a program, Clone DVD, for quite a while with no problems. Now when I go to copy a movie I get an error that says 'not enough space on your destination media'. I take it to my other computer (very similar specs and identical software) and have no problems at all. Any idea what could be causing this sudden glitch.

PS it's an 80 gb hard drive with 6 GB free space. I doubt 'free space is an issue on the HD because it creates the temp file on the HD with no problem.

A:DVD error 'insufficient space on destination'

You must have missed our TSG Rules, we don't assist in illegal copying of movies.

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I am running Win 7 64X,,, my problem might be like the other problems,, "Destination Path Too Long",, but I am not sure.. I have mulitple hard drives, internal and external, all show up as "NTFS" file systems. After reading some of the other posts though,
I wanted to try and isolate the problem,,, on each drive I created a new folder,, right on the root of the drive,, and tried to name it "ABC", I still got this message "Destination Path Too Long",, it tells me to either shorten the file name or try a location that
has a shorter path. I am not sure how I can get any shorter names or paths,, unless some program re-wrote the path and added whatever to the path.. Please be patient with me (speak slower) ,, I am not a programmer,, Any help would be greatly appreciated..
Thank you.. 

A:Destination Path Too Long Error

Thanks for the post!
According to my understanding, your multiple hard drives encounter the same problem is failing on creating a new folder and getting the “Destination Path Too
Long Error” message.
Please refer to this thread:

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprogeneral/thread/00493939-079c-481b-9999-a82ac680dcab , follow the answer  to delete the Application Data to see if it works.
In addition, please also try
Clean Boot and
create a new user account to see if it works.
Hope it helps!
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The computer I just fixed the not starting on, now has an issue when it finally logs in. A Destination Component error comes up. It says the feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available. I guess this is somewhat of an issue. I've tried the fixes here: http://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?showtopic=8823. The reg edit fix did not work. Computer is Vista, so can't do the Dial-a-fix. When I try unzipping/installing Windows Installer 3.1 Redistributable, it says "Not enough storage space to run this command." Even though there is a 73 GB free on the disk.

Any ideas on either how to get enough storage space, or just fix this issue?


A:Solved: Destination Componet Error

Well, I fixed the issue. I downloaded Windows Installer Cleanup Utility: http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...bd/msicuu2.exe, and selected the Destination Component and removed it. Still not sure what it is, but the problem is solved!

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I keep getting Destination Component error messages.

Can anyone tell me what this is please and how to fix it?

I'm running XP SP3


A:Solved: Destination Component Error Messages

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I am trying to backup my computer before installing the XP SP2 disk sent to me by microsoft after unsuccessfully dwonloading SP2 from the web (400+_tries and counting...and had help from Microsoft)

Anyway, When I try to backup using the recovery disk...it gets about 14% finished and says "Error 1817 Destination DIsk is full". then it reboots, ejects the recovery disk, prompts me to restart computer.....

Any help would be appreciated

A:Error 1817 Destination Disk is full

What do you mean by recovery disk? I have used recovery CD's to take a brand name computers back to their 1st run state, but I am not sure what you are refering about in this post. Where is this being backed up to? Do you have enough free space on your computer?

What is the make/model of your computer?

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Jai Mata Di!

Cheers to all!

Issue: When i tried to copy n paste files from my laptop to external hard drive, i used to get a long message

<the file name(s) would be too long for the destination folder. You can shorten the file name and try again, or try a location that has a shorter path> under the title Destination Path too long.

One more issue i was getting was i was unable to rename multiple files at the same time. The error was the same.

Resolution: i found my mistake. Though i cannot give a very detailed tech explanation but i can tell u how i resolved it.

The files i was trying to copy to external drive were deep in the directory. ie: C:\xyz\dfg\hjhk\kio\lop\juy\... i had large number of folders n hence unknowingly i landed up with lot of folder in folders.

Copying Very deep directories (large no. of folder in folder situations) makes it impossible for the system to transfer files successfully to other drives.

Pl note this example.
Suppose i want to transfer folder f1 to external drive D.

Remember folder f1 contains many folder in folders like f2,f3...f11 (deep in the directory)

(ie: C:\f1\f2\f3\f4....\f10\f11. so what do i do?

Simple. Copy f1 and simply paste to some external drive say D: Right?

For me i had issues with the last folder f11 where in i got the error message mentioned at the beginning.

What i did was copy f11 folder (where i faced the issue) n simply paste to D: or any other new folder say D:\New Folder which is near the root directo... Read more

A:Destination Path too long error in Windows 7

Glad you got it resolved

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I'm trying to migrate a robocopy based backup from XP (where it does work) to Windows 7.  The backup job simply copies a directory on the local PC to a network drive on the file server using a batch file which contains the following:
robocopy "C:\projects" "N:\backup" /e /s /r:1 /w:1 /log+:backuplog.txt
The user account it is running under has full access to the network drive (N:).  When I run the batch file directly from the command line it works perfectly.  It also used to work without issue on a Windows XP machine.  UAC is disabled.
Whenever the task runs it fails with the error code 0x10.

A:Robocopy fails as scheduled task in Windows 7 with error code 0x10

10 (0xA) The environment is incorrect.
I would reciommend using UNC paths (\\server\share\folder\) instead of mapped drives and specifying full paths in quotes whenever possible (not backuplog.txt, but "c:\logs\backuplog.txt"MCP/MCSA/MCTS/MCITP

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I have a gateway desktop XP and it is about 5 years old. Whenever I try to connect to the network (Verizon Broadband), for access to the internet, I get the error message seen in the title. I had previously contacted a friend of mine who tried to run me through a few things before calling it quits because there is only so much you can do without seeing the actual computer. I have uninstalled and reinstalled my network adapter. Once I do that and I try to connect I get Error 720: A connection to the remote computer could not be established. I apparently have no ip address. In the cmd box, asking for the ipconfig, iprelease, and/or iprenew gives me nothing. Just wondering if anyone could help me, thanks!


A:Error 769: The specified destination is not reachable. Error 720...

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I accidentally removed the file from an particular app and now when i try to restore it, it says "Destination Folder Access Denied" can anyone help??? I tried tweaking with permissions and user control but it still doesn't allow me to restore the file. The destination of a file is in Program Files\WindowsApps\

A:File restore error, Destination Folder Access Denied,

But what was the name of the program or file? Could be one of us could help but that information is needed. In other words, don't keep it secret.

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My system is running Win 7 Professional 32 bit with 4gig RAM
I am experiencing a problem installing a piece of software - Laplink PC Mover - I need to migrate to my new machine.
The installer starts and the grinds to a halt with the error message:
"Error 1310. Error writing to file: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Laplink PCMover Professional\Visit Laplink.com.url. Verify that you have access to that directory"
I understand from Laplink Tech Support that this is a generic Windows Installer problem, and searching the web it seems to crop up a lot.
I have done a lot of searching, including this site.
I have tried the solutions I have found so far:

Run as Administrator [my user profile has administrator rights but I tried that anyway]Run from the Administrator user accountInstall in Safe Mode - Windows tells me the installer is not available in safe mode!!!Un-registering and re-registering the installer via msiexecUsing the SubInACL tool to repair file and registry permissions
After all of this, I get the same result - the installer halts with the same message.
Can anybody help? I am desperate to avoid two days solid re-installing all my expensive software, finding product keys etc.

A:Error 1310. Error writing to file....Verify that you have access to that directory

I had tried a clean boot [disabling all non-MS services] but had the same problem.
In the end, I contacted Microsoft support who took remote control of the PC and reset permissions etc with "Repair Windows" from tweaking.com. Whole process took a few hours.
Cost me 65, but worth it to save my remaining hair!
Software then installed okay.

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Need suggestions on this error. Kindly help
Thanks in advance

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I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate connected to network with Server 2008 (R2).

I am trying to backup the System Image [only] to a share on the server without success:

[Window Title] Windows Backup: Troubleshooting Options

[Main Instruction] Check your backup

[Content] Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination.

[Try to run backup again] [Change backup settings]

[Expanded Information]
Backup time: 8/05/2016 6:20 PM
Backup location: \\Server2008\backup\
Error code: 0x8078006F

The backup location is a valid share on the server and is accessible (and read/writeable) from my Win7 machine. Both SYSTEM and Administrators have "Full control". When setting up the backup, the location is tested and a username and password requested - these are accepted (and wrong ones are not, so some sort of check is being carried out), however when I attempt to run the backup (either manually or on schedule) the backup runs briefly (a few %) then fails with the message "Windows backup did not complete successfully" then the message box as above. No files are created at the backup location.

A search of the web finds a lot of similar questions and a lot of wrong and useless answers. This has been an ongoing problem for some time, but I really would like to have a regular scheduled backup. Has anybody got any clues, please?

A:Windows Backup cannot read the backup destination, Error: 0x8078006F

Hi Seven,

include the domain name of the network drive (not the computer you're backing up, but the network device): NETWORKDEVICE\Username\backup\

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