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    DOS command

    i have three partitions in my hard disc C: and D: and E: and i want to copy all the folders and files in D: to E: under DOS.and i don't know the DOS command to do that.someone help me please
    thank you verymuch.
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    the best way would be to get a program called partition magic and make bootable diskettes that will be the best way to do it through dos. cause, then you can resize your partitions after you have moved the files. if you want to move all files from d and e onto c and leave d and e empty. use partition magic cause then you can delete the unused partitions and make c partition bigger
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    I can't say how to copy entire directories, but the files will be
    D:>copy *.* e:

    that should copy all the files from d: to e:

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    It depends on what version of DOS/Windows you have If you have xcopy available that would be the way to go. Type xcopy /? to get the parameters for the command. If you don't have xcopy you can use copy. Type copy /? to get those parameters also.
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    or even if you just want to copy files. a program called QD3 which is like doshell but it is more user friendly and better orientated
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    Hi,

    If you want to take your folders from one drive to another using a DOS command you can use the MOVE command.
    For example if you want to move a folder called DRIVERS in drive d:\ to a folder called PROGRAMS in drive e:\ you must type this:

    move d:\drivers e:\programs (it will move the entire folder with all of the files and folders inside it).

    If you just want to move it to drive e:\ then just type:

    move d:\drivers e:\

    That's all, bye.

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    you can use norton commander for dos. this is very nice programm and it is easy to work with it.
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    If I were you, I'd use RCGREEN's suggestion, and he even provided a good link for it.

    If you don't want to use the souce RCGREEN provided, a simple

    c:\xcopy /?
    will show you how to use it.

    The command list/options is a little long, so you may want to output it to a file.

    example

    c:\xcopy /? |more
    (to display to screen with screen breaks)

    c:\xcopy /? >c:\xcopy.txt
    (to ouput the options to a file calles xcopy.txt in the root of c: )

    xcopy /e d:\*.* e:\
    (will copy all files/folders on d: to e: )

    Partition magic is great for adding/deleting/modifying partitions, not for copying files.
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    Like mentioned above, xcopy is a nice solution. Try :

    xcopy c: d:

    oops, i meant in your case xcopy d: e:

    not c: d:

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