To copy computer files, images and other data files from one computer into another one, you must follow the following directions.
Select your operating system from the following list to see the guidelines that are applicable to you.
How do I copy a file within Microsoft Windows
Here are the steps on how to copy a document or multiple files using Microsoft Windows From one place to the next.
- Browse to the folders in the folders you wish to copy. If you require assistance in finding the files, you can use the Windows search feature..
- Highlight the file or files you wish to copy by pressing them one time using the Mouse . If you want to highlight multiple files press the Ctrl or Shift keys that are on your Keyboard Or drag an object around the files that you want to copy.
- Once was highlighted, right-click One of the files highlighted and click Copy . Users can also press the Ctrl + C shortcut key , or in Windows Explorer Click to open Edit at the at the top of the screen and at the top of the window, click on Copy .
- Navigate to the destination folder by right-clicking on an empty space within the folder and choose Copy. Then, on the menu bar that is at the top, select File Select Edit and then click Copy.
- How to highlight or select multiple folders and files.
How to copy a document using MS-DOS and also the Windows command line
Here are the steps to transfer a single file from the one to another using MS-DOS or via the Windows Command Line.
A single file can be copied
- Utilizing using the cmd command and then move to the directory with the file you wish to copy.
- Enter a command that is similar to the below.
In the above example In the example above, substitute “myfile.txt” by the title of the document that you wish to copy and “c:\my\location” for the location directories. To view files within directories, in the directories currently in use make use of dir. directory command.
Copying multiple files to a different location
Below are the steps for how to transfer several files in one folder into another directory.
- Utilizing using the Cd command Move to the directory with the files you would like to copy.
- When you are in the directory that contains the files you wish to copy, enter an equivalent command to one of the below commands.
In the above example the command would copy every file that is in the current directory into”mydir” directory “mydir” directory.
In the case above the command would copy every txt or text file, from the directory currently in use to”mydir” directory “mydir” directory.
If you want to copy directories, files and subdirectories, you can use the xcopy command. In the example above using the xcopy command, you can copy all directories (even empty directories) as well as files from to the “hope” directories to an directory in question.
Copying files with long names or files that contain spaces
There are many times when you find a file that has spaces in the name of the file. For copying these files wrap the entire file name and extension of the file with quotation marks.
In the case above in the above example, it is evident that the “computer hope.txt” document is enclosed with quotes to inform the command line of the full name of the file and remove the spaces.
How to copy files onto another drive
You may also transfer files from your present location to another drive. For instance, if own an USB flash drive with the the drive with the letter F You can execute this command for copying all JPEG image files onto your flash drive.
How do I make a duplicate of a document into the same directory
As in the example above”example.txt” is the name of the file “example.txt” is transferred into the same directory as “backup.txt,” effectively making an backup copy of the file.
- Visit the Cd command, dir command, copy command and the xcopy commands pages for additional details on these MS-DOS commands.
- How to make use of the Windows command line (DOS).
To execute any copy command within a batch file add any one of these Windows command-line copy command commands above in the batch file.
- How to create an batch-file.
The copying of a single file one place to another
- Utilizing with the Cd command and then move to the directory with the file you wish to copy.
- Use a command like the one below.
In the above example in the above example, replace “myfile.txt” for the full name of the text file you wish to copy as well as “/usr/bin” to indicate the destination directories. To check the availability of files within the directory currently in use you can use using the “ls” command..
Transferring multiple files to a different location
Below are the steps for how to transfer many files within one directory into another directory.
- Utilizing using the Cd command and then move to the directory with the files you wish to copy.
- If you’re in the directory with the files you’d like to copy, enter an equivalent command to one of the below commands.
In the above example the command would copy all files in the current directory into within the “/usr/bin” directory.