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Copy Files Action Options tab

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This tab of the Copy Files action specifies additional options about the copy activity.


Do not copy: If checked, no files will be moved, copied, or synchronized, but any enabled logging will be displayed and a count of files that would have been copied, moved, or synchronized will be logged.  Useful for debugging purposes.


Log files and folders that are copied, moved, or purged: If checked, any files or folders that are processed will be logged.


Log files that are already up-to-date: If the incremental copy option is checked, and this option is checked, files that matched but were not copied because the destination file already matched will also be logged.


Skip files that already exist in destination: If checked, when a file already exists in the destination path, the source file will not be copied (regardless of its timestamp or size).


Note: Does not apply with Robocopy.


Only copy files that already exist in destination: If checked, the source file will be copied only if the file already exists in the destination path.


Ignore non-existent or blank Source folder: Allows an empty or non-existent folder to be entered in the Source Folder field.  Useful for deleting files (empty Source Folder entered) or it the step should succeed even if the Source folder does not exist.


Note: Be very careful when using this option, as many files can be quickly deleted when this option is checked and the

Delete destination files and folders that no longer exist option on the Copy tab is also checked.  It is advisable to use the Do not copy option when testing a synchronize or delete operation to show which files would be removed.  The Delete Files action can be used instead to explicitly delete files.


Copy files in restartable mode: If checked, the file copy operation uses the restartable flag to allow Windows to continue a partial copy that is aborted.


Copy using short filenames: If checked, uses the short (8.3) file or folder name for each file that is copied.


Additional destination paths: Specifies additional destination folders to copy files to and/or synchronize files from (optional, one per line).