XCopy behaving strangely

  • rjstephens
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Is there anyone here who can shed some light on this problem?

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C:\tgzmake>xcopy files\3* work /e /h
files\31d.zip
1 File(s) copied

C:\tgzmake>xcopy files\* work /e /h
Overwrite C:\tgzmake\work\31d.zip (Yes/No/All)? a
files\3dduke13.zip
files\487.zip
files\52Pack.exe
files\7z313.tar.bz2
files\aaw6.exe
files\abiword-setup-2.0.3.exe
files\AFU Stargate.zip
files\basm286.zip
files\bcx_install.exe
files\bzflag17g2.exe
files\cdda-xtractor-v0_24.exe
files\CmdHerePowertoySetup.exe
files\FirefoxSetup-0.8.exe
files\fmodapi371win32.zip
files\freecommandLinetools.exe
files\isetup-4.1.5.exe
files\nisedit20b5.zip
files\nsis198.exe
files\nsis20.exe
files\Open_Perl_IDE_1.0.11.409.zip
files\ReadAndWriteFromINI.zip
files\ret_pack.exe
files\tar-1.13-1-bin.zip
files\upx124w.zip
files\VB6_Res.zip
files\zoom3_by_and_+_cybermag.zip
files\3a\008a-kb-the_product_loader.mp3
files\3a\008b-kb-the_product_main.mp3
files\3a\2co.gif
files\f\FileZilla_2_2_3_setup.exe
files\f\fr-025-final2.exe
files\f\fr08v101.exe
files\f\frame.html
files\v\vb5sp3sys.zip
files\v\vdmlink.zip
  1. C:\tgzmake>xcopy files\3* work /e /h
  2. files\31d.zip
  3. 1 File(s) copied
  4. C:\tgzmake>xcopy files\* work /e /h
  5. Overwrite C:\tgzmake\work\31d.zip (Yes/No/All)? a
  6. files\3dduke13.zip
  7. files\487.zip
  8. files\52Pack.exe
  9. files\7z313.tar.bz2
  10. files\aaw6.exe
  11. files\abiword-setup-2.0.3.exe
  12. files\AFU Stargate.zip
  13. files\basm286.zip
  14. files\bcx_install.exe
  15. files\bzflag17g2.exe
  16. files\cdda-xtractor-v0_24.exe
  17. files\CmdHerePowertoySetup.exe
  18. files\FirefoxSetup-0.8.exe
  19. files\fmodapi371win32.zip
  20. files\freecommandLinetools.exe
  21. files\isetup-4.1.5.exe
  22. files\nisedit20b5.zip
  23. files\nsis198.exe
  24. files\nsis20.exe
  25. files\Open_Perl_IDE_1.0.11.409.zip
  26. files\ReadAndWriteFromINI.zip
  27. files\ret_pack.exe
  28. files\tar-1.13-1-bin.zip
  29. files\upx124w.zip
  30. files\VB6_Res.zip
  31. files\zoom3_by_and_+_cybermag.zip
  32. files\3a\008a-kb-the_product_loader.mp3
  33. files\3a\008b-kb-the_product_main.mp3
  34. files\3a\2co.gif
  35. files\f\FileZilla_2_2_3_setup.exe
  36. files\f\fr-025-final2.exe
  37. files\f\fr08v101.exe
  38. files\f\frame.html
  39. files\v\vb5sp3sys.zip
  40. files\v\vdmlink.zip


This is really confusing me. Why is it that the first command doesn't copy the 3a directory whereas the second one does? How do I fix the first command?

Any help really appreciated.

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