A. You can use xcopy to copy all data from one volume to another, including hidden and system files, using the command
xcopy <source volume> <target volume> /s /e /r /c /h /k /o /x /y
The switches mean:
- /s—system files
- /e—copies folders and subfolders, including empty ones
- /r—overwrites read-only files on destination
- /c—continue on errors
- /h—hidden files
- /k—copy all attributes
- /o—copy file ownership and ACL information
- /x—copy file audit settings
- /y—suppress prompt to overwrite existing file
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