Return codes that are used by the Robocopy utility in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2

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INTRODUCTION

This article discusses the return codes that are used by the Robocopy utility in Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2. 

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The following table lists and describes the return codes that are used by the Robocopy utility.
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Value Description
0No files were copied. No failure was encountered. No files were mismatched. The files already exist in the destination directory; therefore, the copy operation was skipped.
1 All files were copied successfully.
2There are some additional files in the destination directory that are not present in the source directory. No files were copied.
3Some files were copied. Additional files were present. No failure was encountered.
5Some files were copied. Some files were mismatched. No failure was encountered.
6Additional files and mismatched files exist. No files were copied and no failures were encountered. This means that the files already exist in the destination directory.
7Files were copied, a file mismatch was present, and additional files were present.
8Several files did not copy.
Note Any value greater than 8 indicates that there was at least one failure during the copy operation.

For more information about how to use the Robocopy utility, open a command prompt, type the following command, and then press ENTER:
Robocopy /?

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Article ID: 954404 - Last Review: February 17, 2012 - Revision: 1.1
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 Standard
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard without Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard
  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
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