Using The XCOPY Command

Windows Explorer can copy selected files or folders to other locations. For a finer level of control, use the XCOPY command at the Command Prompt. XCOPY's abilities include copying all files matching one or more file specifications, all files changed on or after a specific date, or all files that have the archive bit set. Other options let you find and copy matching files in sub-directories, copy over read-only files, retain file attributes when copying, and more. The command 'XCOPY /?' lists the XCOPY command's syntax, but the data fills more than one screen. For a full listing, redirect that information into the file 'XCOPY.txt' using the command 'XCOPY /? > XCOPY.txt'. The newly created file can be found in the C:\ directory of your computer.