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Robocopy open file copying? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is it correct that robocopy cannot copy open files? I have tested using Excel and Word files and those files are copied even they are open. Is there somekind of differences which files are copied and which are not?

    ~ Jukka ~

    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 10:18 AM

Answers

  • Yup, it won't copy open files, if it can copy the files then there is simply not a lease on them just like TonQ describes.

    Cheers,

    Ruud
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    • Marked as answer by JuMV Friday, November 6, 2015 11:19 AM
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 1:42 PM

All replies

  • I dont know the exact process, but i think word/excel creates a copy of the original file, and it's copy that is opened. that's why robocopy is able to copy it.
    • Proposed as answer by TonQ Thursday, November 5, 2015 7:56 PM
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 10:24 AM
  • Yup, it won't copy open files, if it can copy the files then there is simply not a lease on them just like TonQ describes.

    Cheers,

    Ruud
    Twitter:    Blog: www.ruudborst.nl  LinkedIn:    
    Note: Please “Vote As Helpful” if you find my contribution useful or “Mark As Answer” if it does answer your question. That will encourage me - and others - to take time out to help you.

    • Marked as answer by JuMV Friday, November 6, 2015 11:19 AM
    Wednesday, November 4, 2015 1:42 PM