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Old July 5th, 2007, 02:45 AM
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Default Copy command not working


I wrote a script to copy a file from one drive to another

Dim oShell, oExec, sSyntax, nreturn
Set oShell = CreateObject("Wscript.Shell")
sSyntax = "copy c:file1 d:file2"
nreturn = oShell.Run(sSyntax)
Wscript.Echo nreturn

I get a error "System cannot find the file specified"

but if I give the same command from command prompt it works fine.
any one has the same issue. If any one has resolved it or has any suggessions please let me know.

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Old July 5th, 2007, 05:24 AM
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Thanks anyways I have found the answer. It may be helpfull for you in case..

copy is an internal command, so you cannot run in this way (a file called
copy.exe doesn't exist on your hard drive, so "System cannot find the file
specified"). You need to do:
sSyntax = "%comspec% /c copy c:file1 d:file2"
this uses the command prompt to execute the copy command

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