May 22nd, 2008, 08:50 AM
Network file copying... xcopy slow compared to explorer
I have a VPN connection to a remote PC on which there is a shared folder. Which is handy since I can copy files across easily. I have been doing it through using explorer (i.e. CTRL-C, CTRL-V) but wanted to write a batch file...
like: xcopy /s /y c:\myfolder \\22.214.171.124\destination
It works fine but for some reason this version is much slower. Using explorer it copies maybe 1-2 files a second but the xcopy version is perhaps 2-3 times slower.
Is there any good reason for this, and any way to fix it?
May 22nd, 2008, 16:16 PM
Ya could try synctoy from ms http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en
Some people like to use ftp servers and the works for syncing files, many different ways to do it. Wiki has a pretty good page on it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_synchronization
May 22nd, 2008, 18:39 PM
Succeded in braking Windo
use Robocopy instead of xcopy.
There is even a gui for it
I use it for a couple of different transfers and it works quite well.
Xcopy is good, but getting outdated since it was replaced by robocopy. I am not familiar with the indepht programming but I would guess xcopy as a base of copy has not progressed on the optimization for faster network. Explorer on the other hand has.