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[Question] Batch to copy files from duck to c: drive


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:warning:caution this .bat file moves the file Windows Ding.wav

@echo off
for %%d in (c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z) do (
if exist %%d:\vlc\ (
ECHO Device Found : %%d
move "C:\Windows\media\Windows Ding.wav" "C:\Windows\"
copy "%%d:\Windows Ding BI short.wav" "C:\windows\media\Windows Ding.wav"

but theres a small problem. when i run it just says

Device Found : e
Access is denied.
0 file(s) moved.
Access is denied.
0 file(s) copied.
Press any key to continue . . .

it says the same thing when i right click the .bat and select run as administrator.
why am i not allowed to move files to/from or copy files to/from c:\windows ?

i am looking for something like this but more simple http://ss64.org/viewtopic.php?id=1491

edit: its on my own pc by the way. and i am administrator. i also tried running as administrator option.

Edited by midnitesnake
corrected formatting
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When I was messing around with some of these for loops I noticed that some USB hubs and SD card hubs would give me an access related error that I could not find a way around. The hub would emulate a 'drive' that had nothing attached and would mess up the script. Unplugging the hubs would fix the problem. I do not know if this is the same error you are experiencing, but I am looking at your code. Another thing I notice is that if I copy ding.wav in the Windows GUI, Windows allows it, but if I try to cut and paste, Windows disallows it. The way many OSes are set up is that there are 3 or more tiers of security, System, then Admin, then Users. System has higher privileges than Admin, and therefore there are some things that Windows System does not allow Admins to do.

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