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aalh004

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Is it possible to use the Command Prompt to copy files or folders on to a cd or usb?
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i'm pretty sure you can copy files to a usb through command prompt...as the usb drive would be shown as a volume (assuming you mean a usb flash drive not a usb cd burner)...but to my knowledge the command prompt does not have a cd burning function... there are cd burning softwares that have command line switches....
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Yes i meant a USB flash drive. Well im glad to hear that, so how is it done? If i know the exact path of a folder i want copied, how do i get it of the command prompt and onto the flash drive?
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Oh man, this is ancient technique... I gotta dig up some books for this. If nobody has helped by 6 PM this day, I will search for it.

Good luck, it's now 9 AM :whistling:
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You see, yesterday my computer got hit with a BSOD which is not rectifiable. A moderator tried their best to help me out but unfortunately it wasnt to be. My file system for the C drive is completely corrupt, so a simple windows repair wont cut it this time as it doesnt even recognise a previous windows installation is available.

But the reason for THIS post is that i have some essential "back up" files which i stored on my 5GB FAT32 D drive that doesnt have a windows installation but can still be accessed from a command prompt, and so what im trying to do now is a last ditch salavation effort!

I dont want to install a fresh copy of windows on my C drive just yet, i want to give it some time before i take that route.

Edited by aalh004, 17 June 2006 - 04:13 AM.

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^^^ANYONE?
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*crawls from the mud*
*yaawns*
*looks up and shows the book*

K, here is that stuff you requested... took a big dig.

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COPY source destination [options]


Example:
COPY oldfile.wp newfile.doc

Quiet copy (no feedback on screen)
COPY oldfile.wp newfile.doc >nul


Notes: When your path contains a space ( ), blank character or special signs, put the path in quotes.

Full path specified
COPY g:\department\oldfile.wp "c:\Files to Convert\newfile.doc"

Well, good luck eh?
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I will try that and let you know how it goes. Thanks for the reply!! :whistling:
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