[Robocopy Command] Recovery User Folder To Another Drive During Fresh Install

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by bambamtusa, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. bambamtusa

    bambamtusa MDL Member

    Jul 18, 2011
    #1 bambamtusa, Feb 24, 2014
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 20, 2017
    Hello MDL folks,

    I'm using Windows 8.1 Single Language. Couple days ago system stopped responsing to regular commands and explorer.exe started crashing and restarting without any solid warnings. Finally, Windows 8.1 stopped working and even i see that coming, i couldn't have enough time to backup my files in user folder. So i found a solution about recovering user folder and have to give a shot. This is the code that i'm talking about:

    "robocopy /mir /xj C:\Users D:\Users"
    Before setting up a fresh installation of Windows 8.1, i've tried this code in Command Line and i was able to copy my whole user folder to backup in my hard drive called D. After install Windows 8.1, i've copied my whole files and folders from D:\Users to C:\Users. After that, i've used UnLocker to able to delete D:\Users because of deleting protection.

    My question is, is this command safe? It is OK to use situations like that? Have to say, it is saved my all files and folders but still curious, because in my humble opinion, i think this is not a common way to using like this. Did i something wrong or able to save my all files thank to using that command is a smart move for me?

    Thank you.

    P.S. Please ignore my grammar and spelling mistakes, English is not my native language.
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