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
Roger Keays is an artist, an engineer, and a student of life. Since he left Australia in 2009, he has been living as a digital nomad in over 40 different countries around the world. Roger is addicted to surfing. His other interests are music, psychology, languages, and finding good food.