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Author Topic: RobocopyScripter  (Read 5174 times)


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« on: November 16, 2006, 04:12:13 AM »
I have the following problem:
I have large files located in different directories that I want to copy/move to other directory/directories.
Today, i have to copy/move the files in the following sequential manner:
1a) Goto Dir1
1b) copy/cut file1
1c) Goto Dir2
1d) Paste file1

2a) Goto Dir3
2b) copy/cut file2
2c) Goto Dir4
2d) Paste file2


I think you understand the frustration of waiting for each transfer to be finished to proceed to the next copy/move.

Now I have coded in AutoHotKey an application that takes care of the tedious task above.

This proggy requires robocopy.exe to be located in the script directory or your system common path. Robocopy.exe is part of the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools that can be downloaded at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&familyid=9D467A69-57FF-4AE7-96EE-B18C4790CFFD
Robocopy is a very robust replacement for copy.exe. It has retries, bandwidth allocation routines and much more... and is designed for internet server operations from a DOS shell.


Drag and drop your dir+files in the list window

The clipboard monitoring options are really useful if you use XYPlorer as file browser:
-use Ctrl+P to send to the clipboard your selected dir + file paths (source monitoring). The whole list will be imported in the file/dir list
-use Ctrl+P to send to the clipboard your actual directory (target folder)

The tray icon proposes several options:
-always on top on/off
-exit when finished
-silent mode

May be I should add shutdown when finished?  :-\

The compiled script is located at http://www.autohotkey.net/~noutters/RoboCopyScripter.exe

Cheers,  :P

« Last Edit: March 15, 2008, 07:41:22 AM by noutters »


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Re: RobocopyScripter
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2006, 10:41:55 AM »
wow you're on fire today noutters.. i don't think i personally have a use for this but it sure does look cool..  you need to make a web page for your programs that has screenshots and stuff, don't you think?


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Re: RobocopyScripter
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2006, 02:50:28 AM »
(Lovely panorama too  :) )