Copying files to multiple destination folders in Windows using an Xcopy alternative replacement tool

This post will show you how to copy files to various destinations/places simultaneously.

Why multiple destinations?

People who generally have the habit of taking multiple backups, need to follow the lengthy process of copy, paste, copy, paste and so on. This is not only tiring and boring but also very time consuming. This is why they would want to copy the files and paste them in all the destinations, all at once.

Let us find out how this is possible with the Windows Xcopy tool, and an alternative software, Copywhiz.

What is Copywhiz?

Enhance your file-copy experience with Copywhiz as it lets you to have more flexibility & control over the file-copying process. Here is how Copywhiz makes file copying a breeze:

  • Copy only new or modified files
  • Easily pick files by name, extension, folder etc from bunch of folders
  • Copy files to multiple folders/computers
  • Copy files from multiple folders and paste them at once
  • Pick files from multiple folders and compress in single .zip file
  • Schedule file backups
  • Several more hidden nuggets designed to make your file-copy task easier.
  • Steps to copy files to multiple destinations

    Using Xcopy

    The Xcopy command Xcopy Source [Destination] /s copies files including all the sub-folders. We will use the For loop to copy files to multiple destinations using this command.

    For Ex: To copy the file “project.docx” into the folders “personal” and “office” we need to run the below command:

    Xcopy /s
    For %%a in (
    “D:\backup\project.pdf”) do (
    xcopy /s “%%~a” “d:\temp\personal”,”%%~a” “d:\temp\office”)

    However, using Xcopy commands is confusing, especially for common users.

    Let me now show you an easier and straightforward way.

    Using Copywhiz

    Watch a short video that tells you how to do this:

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    Video Transcription

    1. Select the files you wish to copy from it’s Source folder and right-click on it and choose Copywhiz–>Copy as shown below:

    2. Go to the destination folder, right-click in it and select Copywhiz–>Paste Advanced. The advanced settings dialogue box will now open.

    3. Type the name of the folders in which you want the files to be copied and click on Paste Now.

    4.The files will instantly be copied to all your mentioned folders.

    Not just that, Copywhiz even lets you copy files to multiple computers. This is especially useful when you want to share the same files to multiple systems.

    You can even use date variables such as %year%, %month%, %day%, %hour% & %minute% as a part of the folder address to create new destination folders each time. That means you can create new folders instantly while copying and do not have to go to different destinations and create folders each time before copying.
    This is just wow!

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