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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