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command prompt question....

Discussion in 'A+' started by tallbloke, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. tallbloke

    tallbloke New Member

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    Hey people o/

    Have a quick question, and I'm sure I'll get the answer here :)

    I'm using the Mike Mayers book and professor messers videos to study. Now, I'm watching messers video on the command prompt and I'm trying to follow what he does in the video at the same time with my command line.

    Now, at just after 8 mins into the video he copies his ntldr file into the temp file he has created, but when I try the same i get the message 'The system cannot find the file specified' :cussing

    any help would be greatly aprreciated:oops:

    Tallbloke o/
     
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  2. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    Ensure you are running command prompt as administrator to have the proper permissions.
     
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  3. LordMoolyBap

    LordMoolyBap Nibble Poster

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    do you mean you are just trying to copy a file in the command prompt?

    if so then just navigate to the folder the file is in and check it is in there, do it either in windows or at prompt...

    cd\<whereever>

    and then,

    DIR /P

    if the file is definitely in there then you should be able to move it like...

    copy myfile.txt tempfolder

    Make sure you have spelt it correctly and use the file extension.

    Hope that helps.
    Dom :-)
     
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  4. tallbloke

    tallbloke New Member

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    omg i did it!!

    Thanks for the help :D Although I have a feeling i'll be back :oops:

    Cheers o//
     
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  5. Evilwheato

    Evilwheato Kilobyte Poster

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    A little tip that I didn't even know until I started playing around with it- the Tab key comes in use in small folders :D
     
  6. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    ok instead of xcopy my command line says I should use the updated robocopy which I have been and I like it. My problem now is the switch /o that used to retain all the permissions of the files, what is this switch in robocopy because it's not the same anymore.
     
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  7. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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    i don't think there is any switch needed, i think it copies over permissions by default.

    We used it when setting up out new File Server, can't remember using a switch if there was one, try it out and see.
     
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  8. Pheonicks56

    Pheonicks56 Kilobyte Poster

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    Rightyo thanks Daniel.
     
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