Exclude Files using RoboCopy on Windows 10

Robocopy is a strong file management command-line tool with several options to help you transfer folders and files from one place to another quickly and more reliably than any other File Explorer on Windows 10. But, by default, the commanding tool transfers everything on a specific path which may not be recommended for every condition as you have different files and folders on your computer which you don’t want to copy. But, the tool offers you some switches which you can use to exclude files and folders from your copying procedure.

Some of the common uses of Robocopy on Windows 10 are given below:

  1. Move files and folders to different places.
  2. Mirror files and folders
  3. Do recursive copying of folders
  4. Maintain the attributes of files and folders.

The functions are very simple. And the tool helps you to synchronize data and distribute files. Here you will learn how to exclude files and folders which you don’t want to transfer when copying data with the help of Robocopy on Windows 10.

In order to copy a folder with its files but excluding some data, you should follow these steps.

  1. Open Start
  2. Search in Command Prompt, right click the result and Run as administrator.
  3. Type the command to copy the files and folder excluding a particular file to another location via robocopy wildcard and Enter
  4. Your files will be transferred.

When you are looking for Robocopy alternative, you will find this function in all the software you choose. Whether you go for GSCopy Pro or GS RichCopy 360 Enterprise, every software include directories (wildcard supported) exclude directories (wildcard supported) exclude files (wildcard supported) etc.

How to exclude a file and folder with the help of Robocopy?

If you wish to copy a complete folder but want to exclude some files, then follow the steps below:

  1. Click on Start
  2. Search for Command Prompt, select Run as administrator.
  3. Type the command given below to copy files and folders excluding some files and folders to another drive using Robocopy wildcard and tap enter.

robocopy C:\source\folder\path\ D:\destination\folder\path\ /E /Z /ZB /R:5 /W:5 /TBD /NP /V /XF filena*

Once the steps are done, everything will be copied to the new location except those files and folder which you didn’t want to include in the coming with the help /XF switch.

Robocopy wildcard are included in the robocopy replacement software which are now present in GS CopyPro. All you need to do is get the program for you and use it to copy large data files and folders to any location with just a few clicks. It completely wipes out the need of copying one folder at a time.

So, if you are really looking to get unlimited support of any replicating software, then GS CopyPro is your one stop solution. Get real-time support and copy files and folders across the internet with quick speed and no over-working. It is the best an entrepreneur could choose to get rid of his data replicating and transferring problems.


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