Copy Files and Ignore Cyclic Redundancy Check Errors on Windows

By , 11 October 2010

Copy Files and Ignore Cyclic Redundancy Check Errors on Windows

Today I had the unfortunate pleasure of copying some data on a Windows machine. Windows File Explorer (or File Manager or Explorer or whatever they call it these days) has a hissy fit if any of the files cannot be read or has a CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check Error. It then helpfully bails out on the entire process.

Fortunately I discovered you can still use the xcopy command line utility with the /c switch to ignore errors in Windows. I solved my problem with the follow command.

xcopy /c /s d:\*.* e:\incoming

The /s is for recursion, and don't forget it's *.* in Windows, not just *

Copy Files and Ignore Cyclic Redundancy Check Errors on Windows

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Copy Files and Ignore Cyclic Redundancy Check Errors on Windows

I guess I'd call myself a problem solver. Either that, or I'm some sort of organic machine designed to convert oxygen into carbon dioxide. You could go either way on that. I'm into languages and stuff. I wrote a book. It's okay, I guess. What else? I like reading, swimming, eating, and playing music. Satisfied? Sheesh.

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Comment posted by: Falguy308, 2 years ago

I tried this from a CMD window. Did not work still recieved the CRC Cyclic Redundancy Check Error. I will try from a boot disk

Comment posted by: bastet, 4 years ago

 buen dato,

más usos del xcopy poner en MSDOS el siguiente comando:

xcopy /?

Comment posted by: , 5 years ago

This method doesn't FIX the CRC problem, it just makes sure your recursive copy operation doesn't give up entirely because of one error.

Comment posted by: tim, 5 years ago

I got did what you explain and still got file creation error - data error (cyclic redundancy check)