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 Post subject: Easy RoboCopy
PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 8:10 am 
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Hi,

I just wrote a free, open-source, portable wrapper for the free MS RoboCopy command line tool that you may want to include in the Portable Freeware collection. You can download it from http://tribblesoft.com/easyrobocopy.aspx

RoboCopy is a Microsoft command-line tool for copying files and folders. It is very fast, fault-tolerant, and has dozens of parameters to customize the copy process, such as filtering by name, attributes, synchronizing folders, etc. Easy RoboCopy is a graphical user interface for RoboCopy. It shows all the options on one form with descriptive names and tooltip help. As options are selected, the corresponding command line is shown and may be executed directly or saved to a batch file.

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Windows Vista and 2008 Server come with a copy of robocopy.exe (version XP027) that only runs in those operating systems. For older versions of Windows, like XP and 2003 Server, Easy RoboCopy installs the previous version of robocopy.exe (XP026). Any arguments that require a specific version are color-coded in the interface.

Easy RoboCopy has an installer, but the readme tells how to unzip the files from the installer or install the program and copy out the files you need. It copies robocopy.exe to windows\system32 but it can be anywhere (that's where Vista and Server 2008 already have it). It does use the registry to save the currently selected options, but you can disable saving in the Options menu (it will still save the option saying not to save any other options :wink: ). The uncompressed size is only 591K (340K if you leave out the DOC file).

There is a similar tool available free from Microsoft called RoboCopy GUI, but it mainly just shows all the command-line arguments you can choose from (like /XJD or /A-:RHSCTA), but doesn't tell what they all mean. My tool shows descriptive names with tooltips having longer descriptions and shows you the command-line as it builds it. I hope you find it useful.

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C0D3BR3AK


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This is a great tool but, by all means, it is not portable!
It does write settings into the registry! (HKCU\software\VB and VBA Program Settings\EasyRoboCopy\)
Not having to use UE on it would be nice too!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:00 am 
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joby_toss wrote:
This is a great tool but, by all means, it is not portable!
It does write settings into the registry! (HKCU\software\VB and VBA Program Settings\EasyRoboCopy\)


I didn't think the registry settings would matter since many of the portable tools on this site do that, and...
c0d3br3ak wrote:
you can disable saving in the Options menu


joby_toss wrote:
Not having to use UE on it would be nice too!


If you mean Universal Extractor, you don't have to use it. Just...
c0d3br3ak wrote:
unzip the files from the installer
The setup.exe file can be opened in any zip program. You'll find the robocopy.exe in it and a setup.zip file that contains the other 2 files.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 4:37 pm 
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There's a similar portable GUI by SH-SOFT but not as detailed as Easy RoboCopy. Here's a screenshot:


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Download RoboCopy GUI from Softpedia.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:08 pm 
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I have updated Easy RoboCopy. You can download v1.0.2 from:

http://tribblesoft.com/easyrobocopy.aspx

It includes the following changes:

    Changed 'Save Settings on Exit' option to be unchecked by default so the settings are not written to the registry
    Added a minimize button.
    Changed File | Clear shortcut to not conflict with Copy to Clipboard.
    Fixed incorrect tooltips.
    Dragging and dropping files into the File textbox now shows the filename(s) without paths.
    Updated robocopy.doc to include XP26 and XP27 parameters

C0D3BR3AK


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Thanks. :)


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:29 am 
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I've just released a new version (1.0.3) of Easy RoboCopy. It adds the following features:

    Added quotes around dropped filenames.
    Auto sets source folder when files are dropped.
    Added more tooltips.


I've also created a home page for this and a couple other portable tools I've written: http://tribblesoft.com/software.aspx

C0D3BR3AK
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Cool,I really like the Snippet app..will come in handy.
Thanx

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 Post subject: Re: Easy RoboCopy
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:18 pm 
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Saving the settings on the Registry IS an issue for this utility. The reason being that you can't take your default settings with you. Or, if you are doing some complex task running from UBCD4WIN, like I'm doing right now, you can't save your settings at all. You can only save the command-line, which is not as convenient.


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 Post subject: Re: Easy RoboCopy
PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:53 pm 
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Hi MCBastos,

Thanks for your feedback on EasyRoboCopy. I have finally gotten to edit it so now it saves to an INI by default and can optionally save to the registry instead. You can download v1.0.8 here: http://tribblesoft.com/easyrobocopy.aspx

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 Post subject: Re: Easy RoboCopy
PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:58 pm 
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Easy RoboCopy is @ V1.0.11

http://tribblesoft.com/easyrobocopy.aspx

Setting: Application folder (Settings.ini)

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