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Copy method of the Win32_Directory class

The Copy WMI class method copies the logical directory entry file or directory specified in the object path to the location specified by the input parameter. A copy is not supported if overwriting an existing logical file is required.

This topic uses Managed Object Format (MOF) syntax. For more information about using this method, see Calling a Method.

Syntax


uint32 Copy(
  string FileName
);

Parameters

FileName

Fully qualified name of the copy of the file (or directory). Example: c:\temp\newdirectory

Return value

Return codeDescription
0

The request was successful.

2

Access was denied.

8

An unspecified failure occurred.

9

The name specified was not valid.

10

The object specified already exists.

11

The file system is not NTFS.

12

The platform is not Windows.

13

The drive is not the same.

14

The directory is not empty.

15

There has been a sharing violation.

16

The start file specified was not valid.

17

A privilege required for the operation is not held.

21

A parameter specified is not valid.

 

Remarks

Folders often need to be copied from one location to another. For example, you might copy a folder from one server to another to create a backup copy of that folder. Or you might have a templates folder that needs to be copied to user workstations, or a scripts folder that should be copied to all of your DNS servers.

The Win32_Directory Copy method enables you to copy a folder from one location to another, either on the same computer (for example, copying a folder from drive C to drive D) or on a remote computer. To copy a folder, you return an instance of the folder to be copied and then call the Copy method, passing as a parameter the target location for the new copy of the folder. For example, this line of code copies a folder to the Scripts folder on drive F:

objFolder.Copy("F:\Scripts")

WMI will not overwrite an existing folder when executing the Copy method. This means that the copy operation fails if the destination folder exists. For example, suppose you have a folder named Scripts and you attempt to copy that folder to a remote share named \\atl-fs-01\archive. If a folder named Scripts already exists on that share, the copy operation fails.

Examples

The followng code sample, taken from the Copy a Folder Using WMI, uses the Copy method to copy the folder C:\Scripts to D:\Archive.


strComputer = "." 
Set objWMIService = GetObject("winmgmts:" _ 
    & "{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\" & strComputer & "\root\cimv2") 
 
Set colFolders = objWMIService.ExecQuery( _ 
    "Select * from Win32_Directory where Name = 'c:\\Scripts'") 
 
For Each objFolder in colFolders 
    errResults  = objFolder.Copy("D:\Archive") 
Next

Requirements

Minimum supported client

Windows Vista

Minimum supported server

Windows Server 2003

Namespace

\root\CIMV2

MOF

CIMWin32.mof

DLL

CIMWin32.dll

See also

Operating System Classes
Win32_Directory

 

 

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