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How to Copy Files/Folder From One Directory To Another

Aug 28, 2017 / Posted by Abby Haines to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Here, you can learn how to copy files from one directory to another easier and faster using Windows command prompt command and EaseUS free backup software. Now, it’s time to try these two available free solutions by yourself!

What Is The Best Way To Copy Files From One Directory To Another?

"I need to copy a large number of files and folders from location A to location B for backup. And I don’t want to do it manually, is there any easier way to make the job done? I’m using Windows 10." 

Two Free Ways To Copy Files From One Directory To Another Easier And Faster! 

Usually, when you need to copy a file or folder from one directory to another, you can easily do it in Windows using copy and paste feature. But this method is not so practical when there are a large number of file or folders are waiting to be copied or moved as it is time-consuming! Then, is there any other way that can help you copy files from one directory to another easier and faster? Yes, there are two available ways to help! 

  • Copy Files From One Directory To Another Using Windows Command Prompt Command
  • Copy Files From One Directory To Another Using EaseUS Free Backup & Recovery

PART 1. Copy Files From One Directory To Another Using Windows Command Prompt Command

Being free, Windows command prompt command should be your first choice to copy files from one directory to another. 

To Copy A Directory And Contents To Another:

Use the xcopy command, for example, xcopy c:\example c:\example2

In the above example, the directory "example" is copied into a new directory called "example2".

To Copy The Contents Of A Directory Into Another Directory:

1. Use the cd command, for example, cd\temp2 to move to the temp2 directory of where you want to copy the directories and subdirectories.

2. Once in the directory, use the xcopy command, for example, xcopy c:\temp3 /e to copy another directory's subdirectories and contents.

In the above example, we're copying the files and subdirectories in the temp3 directory into the "temp2" directory. 

PART 2. Copy Files From One Directory To Another using EaseUS Free Backup & Recovery

It can be very powerful once you understand some of the commands. But the fact is that most users know little about it. If it is the case, download and try EaseUS free backup software to do the job via backup and recovery. 

1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup, click "File Backup".

2. Select files to backup, click folder icon behind Destination to select backup storage location and then click "Proceed" to perform file backup.

Create a backup image to copy files and folders from one directory to another

3. Go back to the home Window of EaseUS Todo Backup, select a backup task to restore. 

4. Select the specific folder /file to recover and specify a recovery location. Finally, click "Proceed" button to execute the operation.

Restore backup image to copy files and folders from one directory to another

The above steps will let the software start to copying files and folders from one directory to another. Except for this function, EaseUS free backup software has many other extra features that can help you protect or migrate your operating system, secure your data or deal with many other jobs.