05-13-2013 02:19 PM
I have windows 7 home premium. when I try and use xcopy I get the error message
xcopy is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file
this command used to work . I use this command for backup
all suggestions gratefully received
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05-15-2013 01:55 PM
I understand that xcopy is not working on the notebook.
The accepted answer in this thread is to use robocopy instead which is a newer and more advanced copy feature.
This site may be worth reviewing. If xcopy.exe is missing from C:\Windows\System32, then that would cause the message you are receiving provided the command is being typed properly (which, it looks like it is). The site also goes on to cover another possibility. Another cause, which isn't common, is using the %path% variable with the command as noted here.
Let me know if this answered your question.