How To Copy Files In Command Prompt To USB

Posted by MJ  |  at  10:50 PM No comments

You can use this tips if you want to back up your files from your Universal Serial Bus (USB) to your computer safely when you are going to format your USB Drive because of the viruses. You don’t need to open your USB Drive to copy your files and paste it in your computer storage if you do that there is a possibility to infect your system by the viruses from your USB Drive. You can back up files from USB to computer using a command promt.


First thing to do is open command promt by clicking Start > All Programs > Accessories > then Command Promt, or you can do it faster by clicking Start > Run > Then Type “cmd”. When the Command Promt appear type the corresponding letter of your usb like for example is F: then press enter. Now you are in your USB Drive type “dir” to display the directory of all files files in the USB then type “attrib”. All files in your usb will appear in command prompt. Next Command is “copy” it goes like this, if you want to copy all word documents like for example in the drive D: of your computer follow this command type “copy (file name) d:” for example the file name is “backupme.doc” the command goes like this “f:\copy backupme.doc d:”. The same way to other file like like music, pdf, excel,PowerPoint and more just type copy (space) file name (space) destination. How about when you want to copy all word documents at the same time? It is possible just follow this command, copy (space) *.doc (space) d: (The Symbol * means all) so all word documents will be copied in your destination d:. If your files is in a folder inside your USB the command is “Copy (space) folder Name (space) Destination. For example the name of your folder is “music” the command looks like this “copy music d:” The last command is if you want to copy all files from your USB including documents, music, folders, and other. Type copy (space) *.*(space) destination. (copy *.* d:)

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