Batch file to copy folder structure

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QUESTION :

I want write a batch file that can copy a folder structure. This batch file would copy all folders in the source directory to the destination directory – the files themselves would not be copied.

For example, say there is a folder src with the following structure:

src
srcafile1
srcafile2
srcabfile1
srcc

The tool would create a dest folder like the following:

dest
desta
detsab
destc

Is it possible to accomplish this task using a batch file?

ANSWER :

Try:

XCopy "src" "dest" /T

Just make sure it’s not cyclical.

To include empty directories, add /E:

XCopy "src" "dest" /T /E

robocopy src dest /e /create

This partially achieves what you need. It will copy the directory structure and create zero length files as placeholders for the actual files. See more details here.

not a batch file but Total Commander can do this (with a little trick):

copy a directory and use the ‘Only files of this type‘ option. enter *.nonsense (or any other non-existent file extension) in this field.

now Total Commander will create the entire directory structure of the source folder at the destination without copying any files.

you can just put |*.* into Total commander copy dialog and the folder structure will be copied without files

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