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Microsoft KB Archive/172774

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COPY Command at Command Prompt Does Not Prompt to Overwrite File

Article ID: 172774

Article Last Modified on 10/31/2006



APPLIES TO

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server 4.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4.0 Developer Edition



This article was previously published under Q172774

SYMPTOMS

When you use the COPY command from a command prompt to copy a file, if the file already exists, you are not prompted to verify overwriting the existing file.

RESOLUTION

To work around this behavior, ensure that the file you are copying does not already exist at the target location.

STATUS

Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information here in the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.

Keywords: kbui KB172774