Batch files-space problem

tantalus - May 31, 2008 at 06:28 AM
 guset - Sep 2, 2010 at 06:53 AM
I have a problem with copying with batch files. When the source and/or destination in the xcopy command has space in itself, it won't copy. It reports "Invalid number of parameters". For example, the source is C:/NewFolder/*.* Now it copies. But if the destination is C:/New Folder/*.* it won't copy any more. Is there any sign that I can put instead of space and that the batch file recognises it as space? I assume that there is a solution for this. Please help. Thank you

2 replies

use double quotes around the source:

copy "C:/NewFolder/*.*"
Thank YOU! : )
what if I want to add double quotes to a variable? I do not know the path as it is selected by a user, hence I cant put it directly to the source.
E.g string selected3 = dialog.filename

All I have is selected3 but I have the spacing problem, so how do I add in the double quotes then?
thanks a lot
thanx u !!!!!!!!!! I didn't know what was wrong in my command line. I searched this answer for a long time it's working ;) the "space" issue was resolved now thanx to you. gj