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Copy Files Action

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The Copy Files action creates a step to copy, move, delete, and synchronize files and folders.  It supports processing of subdirectories, incremental copying (copying only files that have changed since previous copy), synchronization of folders (by purging extra files from the destination folder), including and excluding files and folders via file masks, moving of files (delete after copy), configurable logging of operations, a debug mode to only display the files that would be processed, and more.


When built, the action finds all matching files and folders (recursively searching for matches if specified), copies any matching files (creating destination folders as necessary), deletes the source files after successfully copying if moving, and also deletes any files/folders in the destination that do not exist in the source folder if the purging.


When the step completes, the following temporary macros are created or updated:

COPYFILES_COPY_COUNT = The number of files that were copied
COPYFILES_DELETE_COUNT = The number of files deleted by the step
COPYFILES_SKIP_COUNT = The number of files skipped by the step


Copy Tab


Options Tab


Errors Tab


Attributes Tab


Robocopy Tab


Advanced Tab


Remote Tab


Note: See the Files and Server samples for examples of the Copy Files action.