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When you run the COPY command at a command prompt on a Windows Embedded Copmact 7-based device, the destination file may be deleted. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:

File not found.

This problem may occur when the following conditions are true:

  • You run a COPY command that resembles the following in order to create a copy of a file in another location:

    copy <source_path\file_name> <destination_path\file_name>Note The "source_path\file_name" placeholder is the path and the file name of the source file to be copied. The "destination_path\file_name" placeholder is the destination path and the file name of the file to be copied.

  • The destination file exists, but the source file does not exist.


Software update information

Download information

The Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update (February 2013) is now available from Microsoft. To download this Windows Embedded Compact 7 Monthly Update, go to the following Microsoft Download Center website:

Windows Embedded Compact 7 updatesThe kind of processor that each file applies to is visible in the name of each file in the "File information" section.


This update is supported only if all previous updates for this product are installed.

Restart requirement

After you apply this update, you must perform a clean build of the whole platform. To do this, use one of the following methods:

  • On the Build menu, click Clean Solution, and then click Build Solution.

  • On the Build menu, click Rebuild Solution.

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this software update.

Update replacement information

This update does not replace any other updates.

File information

The English version of this software update package has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

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