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Robocopy limitations: I can’t copy, say, files created on May month

Robocopy is fantastic freeware from Microsoft. But I hit the limitation of this tool today. I wanted to copy a huge pile of files into monthly sorted folders.

Robocopy has –MAXAGE:N and –MINAGE:N options for file selection. N is a days or date in YYYYMMDD format. Well, it works with only  with one switch MAXAGE or MINAGE, but not both at same time. Then how the hell do I select a particular month files.

I started using XXCopy and it worked for me with the following switches: /DA#N and /DB#N. You can download XXCopy for personal use here: image More information check the XXCopy help files.